My question involves bankruptcy in the state of: NJ
I filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year, and received a full discharge.
Several months prior to my filing BK, an Order was issued in Family Court, awarding attorney fees to my ex-spouse, due to a violation on my part of procedure established within our Matrimonial Settlement.
I expected that this attorney fee judgment would be discharged, as it was not awarded as spousal or child support.
Prior to my meeting of the creditors, my ex-spouse's attorney threatened to file an adversarial motion in my BK case, claiming that the judgment was awarded as spousal/child support, in order to tie things up and to seek additional fees to be awarded him for his motion, if I listed this judgement among my debts. My BK attorney advised me that the cost to contest such an adversarial motion would far exceed the amount of the judgment itself, and that we should leave the amount out.
I would like to know now, if this judgment is still discharged by my bankruptcy, despite not being specifically listed among my debts.
Thank you for your help.