General exception to discharge from an obligation of spousal support
The general exception under which an individual under obligation to pay spousal support may be
discharged from such obligation are the as follows:
(a) If the decree for divorce states to pay alimony to the other spouse but the obligation is not actually
alimony. Example: Where the husband is ordered to pay marital debt to ABC Corporation and the said
payment shall be treated as alimony.
(b) If the obligation has been assigned to a third party. Example: Where A is to pay alimony to B,
however A failed to pay. B takes the same amount of alimony from her father, C and assign him to collect
it from A. If A files for bankruptcy the alimony obligation can be discharged to the extent it has been
assigned to C.