Resolving Your Marital And Financial Issues
Divorce is often accompanied by financial issues. At Husker Law, we regularly answer questions about divorce and bankruptcy: Which should come first? Should we file for bankruptcy together or separately? Can only one of us file? Based on our experience and in-depth understanding of both divorce and bankruptcy laws, we provide sound advice and guidance aimed at helping you make the best decisions and protecting your interests.
How And When To File Bankruptcy And Divorce
If you and/or your spouse are considering filing for bankruptcy and divorce, it is important to file the bankruptcy jointly prior to starting the divorce. Filing the bankruptcy action first allows the parties to discharge their debts prior to the marriage being dissolved so each party can move forward with a fresh start. Moving forward with your divorce case first can have ramifications on the dischargeability of debt in a subsequent bankruptcy matter.
When determining how to move forward with your bankruptcy action, note that the attorney fees with our office are the same for individuals filing jointly or individually.
At Husker Law, we know filing for bankruptcy is a difficult decision and one that often comes with feelings of guilt and embarrassment.Our office works to help calm these concerns as well as clarify any misleading information clients have heard about the process prior to meeting with us. We also understand that your goal is a fresh start both financially and personally. Filing your bankruptcy action first will allow you to make a clean financial break, leading to a smoother divorce process.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation with an Omaha divorce and bankruptcy attorney, call Husker Law at 402-415-2525 or contact us online. Our lawyers offer flexible scheduling and payment options. Spanish interpreter services are available upon request.