Bankruptcy & Divorce

By admin • August 18th, 2010

A sad reality is that often divorce and bankruptcy go hand in glove and you need to know how one affects the other.  As a general rule, it is best to first file for bankruptcy as a married couple.  Discharging your debts will help your divorce proceed more smoothly.  The divorce case can still be filed and decisions can be made on the issues of marital status, custody and support.  The divorce property split must wait until the bankruptcy is discharged unless one of the parties asks the bankruptcy court for permission to proceed.  Of course, there can be factors that make a different structure more desirable.  You need experienced bankruptcy lawyers like the Doan Law Firm to work with you and your family law attorney to give you and your family a fresh start.


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