Is Maintenance Dischargable in Bankruptcy?

The quick answer is no.  Maintenance is a domestic support obligation.  A domestic support obligation must meet four criteria:

  1. It must be due to a spouse, former spouse or child.
  2. It must be in the nature of maintenance or support of such spouse, former spouse or child.
  3. It must be established or subject to establishment as a result of a separation agreement, divorce judgment or property settlement agreement subject to a Court Order.
  4. It must not be assigned to a non-governmental entity unless the obligation is assigned voluntarily for the purpose of collecting the debt.