Are attorney fees from a divorce dischargable in a Chapter 7?

Asked on June 6, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Florida


Rebecca Coleman

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It depends on whose attorney fees they are. If the fees are from your divorce attorney, then you should be able to discharge them. But if the fees are from your ex-spouse's attorney, you were ordered to pay them by the court, and the fees were incurred by your spouse in the process of getting child support or spousal support, then they are probably not dischargeable. 

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