Filing bankruptcy won’t affect your normal monthly child support payments. But, it can affect back-child support. Let’s say that you pay $500 a month in child support. You are behind, a lot, and they are garnishing that $500 plus another $250 a month for back child-support. If we file a chapter 13 case and propose to cover the back child support as part of your chapter 13 payments, then ORS will go back to garnishing the original $500. You still have to pay the back child support as part of your chapter 13 case, but it can be stretched over your 5 year (60 month) chapter 13 plan.
So, technically, filing bankruptcy can stop some of your payroll garnishment for child support.