Divorce is often one of the causes of bankruptcy filings under both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 because of the financial stressors
placed on parties when household income is divided by child support, spousal support, alimony pendente lite (APL), or alimony.
Additionally, marital debt with joint obligations on credit cards can present issues that can be resolved through a Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 filing.
The interplay of a divorce proceeding and a bankruptcy can involve complex issues. The timing of the bankruptcy filing or whether it should be filed jointly by the parties or individually by one spouse can be very important considerations.
In cases such as these, you may want to consult an attorney who has many years of experience in both areas.
has handled divorce cases involving equitable distribution of marital property and debt, child support, spousal support, alimony pendente lite, alimony, and mortgage foreclosures as well as many consumer bankruptcy cases over the past 29 years and will be able to comprehensively advise you on these issues without the necessity of consulting a divorce and a bankruptcy lawyer.
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