What happens to my support payments?

My ex and I have been divorced for 4 years. He pays me monthly support for the kids and me. Will I lose these payments or have to use the money he gives me to pay someone if I file for bankruptcy?

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  1. Child support payments are exempt from creditors. Exempt means that the creditors can not touch it. They also can not garnish social security, workers compensation, or pension income. However, child support is considered as part of your income for purposes of the means test and your income to expense ratio. Based on your inquiry, does not appear that you would have trouble quality for chapter 7.

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