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Divorce and Bankruptcy
A Judgement of Dissolution of Marriage can assign certain debts that are of the responsibility of each spouse to pay. Whether paid or not, if either party files a bankruptcy after the Judgement of Dissolution of Marriage is entered, it is possible that certain debts could be discharged for bankruptcy purposes. On the other hand, discharging certain debts in a bankruptcy would not abrogate the responsibility of the person who filed for bankruptcy still having to pay any debts assigned to the person within the context of the dissolution of marriage case.
Either or both parents may be ordered to pay reasonable and necessary child support, without regard to marital fault or misconduct. If the official Illinois guidelines are not appropriate, the court considers the financial resources and needs of the child, the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had endured, the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the child, and the financial resources, needs, and obligations of both the non-custodial and the custodial parent. Support payments may be ordered paid directly to the court.
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