Child support is a non-dischargeable debt in bankruptcy. Meaning that it has to be paid. Any arrearage has to be paid if the debtor files a Chapter 13. The arrearages are paid as part of the payment plan. If the debtor files Chapter 7 there is no payment plan. So any arrearages would be paid separately through the state. But, actually, any child support that’s owed by the debtor must be paid in full and must be cured in order for the debtor to receive a discharge in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.