TITLE

Potential Effect of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act on Child Support Payments Cannot Be Determined because Data Needed for Study Are Not Available

AUTHOR(S)
Jenkins Jr., Williams
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
GAO Reports;11/26/2007, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article assesses the effects of bankruptcy abuse and consumer protection act on child support payments in the U.S. Bankruptcy does not discharge unpaid child support obligations, instead filers are required to submit a repayment loan for 3-5 years. Also, the assets of filers are converted to cash and distributed to the creditors based on the priorities and procedures in the code to discharge their personal liability.
ACCESSION #
27825332

 

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