divorce or bankruptcy

Money problems tend to impact every area of our lives so it is not a surprise that money problems are consistently listed as a major cause of divorce. Sometimes one spouse accumulates a huge amount of debt on a credit card and the parties simply cannot come up with a way to repay it. Other times medical circumstances of one spouse or a child overwhelm a couples finances and there is simply no way to make payment on the family medical debt.

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When a bankruptcy case is filed there is something created immediately upon the filing of the case called the automatic stay.  The automatic stay is a very broad court injunction against the continuing of any action by creditors, collection agencies, and government entities against the debtor or the debtor’s property. Under 11 U.S.C. §362 is…

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Congress decided that child support is too important to be discharged in a bankruptcy.   It is not possible to get a discharge in bankruptcy for child support.  Child support has been granted a priority status in bankruptcy.  As a result of that your child support will be placed in as a priority debt in…

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