It is not! Child support payments are non dischargeable in a bankruptcy. Sort of like student loans. He's screwed. Ehm, I know of two people who have dodged work in order to not have income, which means no child support garnishments (cause ya can't get blood from a turnip). One kept switching jobs as soon as the garnishment order arrived at his workplace. FWIW - One of these two has since become a decent father, some 8 years after this epidose.