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DIVORCE & BANKRUPTCY UNTIL DEBT DO US APART!

by Raymond M. Schimmel on April 4, 2012

Most experts agree that financial difficulties rate highly among the leading causes for divorce.  Not surprisingly, when couples are dissolving their marriage they will often seek my advice regarding bankruptcy.  I often hear from clients who are referred by a family law attorney.  I also sometimes see clients after a family court judge has advised [...]

The simplistic answer to the question of whether you have to file bankruptcy jointly when you are married is no.  You can choose to bankruptcy individually.  However, whether or not this is the best decision depends on a number of factors and often involves detailed legal and factual analysis tailored to the individual situation. First [...]