Divorce and Bankruptcy Information From Our Birmingham Area Attorney
Get Legal Advice When Debt Trouble Affects a Divorce
There are divorce lawyers, and there are bankruptcy lawyers. But sometimes you need an attorney who understands how divorce and bankruptcy are interconnected. At the Birmingham, Alabama, law office of Brent W. Davis & Associates, L.L.C., we provide practical legal advice and protective representation to clients who seek help with debt relief.
If you are considering divorce and are worried about debt, or if divorce has created a financial crisis and you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, get advice from a knowledgeable and experienced bankruptcy attorney before taking any formal steps. Without understanding all your rights and obligations, you risk making your situation worse rather than better. Contact our bankruptcy law office to schedule an appointment.
Consider Bankruptcy Before Filing for Divorce
At the law office of Brent W. Davis, we do not provide family law legal services. We can, however, work with you and your spouse to explain how it might help you to file a joint bankruptcy petition before filing for divorce. A pre-divorce bankruptcy may help you eliminate marital debt that you and your ex-spouse would otherwise have to repay.
What if Divorce Drives You Into Bankruptcy?
We encourage you to be very careful about filing for bankruptcy after a divorce. Your divorce decree and property settlement agreement may limit your freedom to file bankruptcy. We can review your divorce documents and give you advice on whether and how you may file a bankruptcy petition.
What if Your Ex Owes You Money but Files for Bankruptcy?
Many divorce-related debts cannot be eliminated by filing for bankruptcy. For example, bankruptcy will not eliminate unpaid child support debt or court-ordered spousal maintenance. Bankruptcy after a divorce becomes complicated with regard to any home you still own in common with your ex.
There Is No Substitute for Sound Legal Advice
Stop worrying and get answers to your questions about divorce and bankruptcy. Contact the law office of Brent W. Davis & Associates, L.L.C., to make an appointment.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.