Filing for bankruptcy during a divorce can have both positive and negative effects on your divorce case
Here’s the thing, if you’re about to get married you’re smart to take time to strategize financially. Taking a large amount of debt into a marriage can be destructive on many different levels. One of the leading causes of divorce is money problems so it is defiantly wise to consider your options before you tie the knot.
The different stages of divorce affect some of your options within bankruptcy which you should make your attorney aware of. For example: Are you already divorced? Are you separated? Are you meeting with divorce attorney right now? These and other scenarios ultimately affect filing and whose stuff is affected.
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.
Bankruptcy and divorce – both can be sticky situations – combined them and you may have a real mess on your hands. Usually a bankruptcy takes precedence over a divorce. If you file a bankruptcy during a divorce you may delay the distribution of assets and debts until the bankruptcy case is completed. In other… Continue reading How will bankruptcy affect my pending divorce?