Bankruptcy And Divorce

It is not uncommon for the financial burden of divorce to lead to bankruptcy. After all, the income that previously supported one household must now support multiple households. In addition to the increase in expenses, you may have already been struggling with past due bills, telephone calls from creditors and keeping food on the dinner table.

Filing for bankruptcy is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it is often the smartest way to obtain both immediate and long term debt relief. It can also offer benefits that other types of debt relief, such as debt consolidation, cannot.

Bankruptcy Representation From A Family Law Perspective

At Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano, we not only practice family law, we also practice bankruptcy law. And we do so from a family law perspective. Our attorneys are experienced bankruptcy law practitioners and bring an unparalleled insight into assisting families through periods of financial turmoil.

Most family law attorneys will refer complex bankruptcy issues out to other law firms. This results in multiple attorneys handling different aspects of your life. At our firm, we have the ability and expertise to handle necessary and advisable bankruptcy cases in-house. We can offer you full-service representation under one roof.

Factors To Consider When Contemplating Bankruptcy

Our lawyers will help you determine whether bankruptcy is right for you. We will listen to your financial concerns, discuss your financial future and consider factors like:

  • Should I file for bankruptcy before or after my divorce?
  • Is it better to file bankruptcy as an individual or jointly with my spouse?
  • What if my spouse files for bankruptcy during our divorce?
  • Is Chapter 7 or 13 the better option for me?
  • Do I qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
  • Will bankruptcy eliminate all of my debts?
  • Can my spouse use bankruptcy to avoid paying child support?

You can trust Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano with your family law matters and your bankruptcy case. In Ventura, reach us at 805-232-5808, or email us online, to schedule a free initial consultation.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.