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Is It Best To File For Bankruptcy Before Divorce?

When you have questions about whether to file joint bankruptcy, pursue a divorce before bankruptcy or vice versa, or the dischargeability of domestic financial obligations after a divorce, I have answers — and the quality debt relief legal representation you’re looking for.

Should You File As A Married Couple Or File As An Individual After Your Divorce?

It is often best to file for “couples” bankruptcy before your divorce. Sometimes it makes more sense to wait until after. I will explain the benefits and advantages, depending upon your circumstances. Call me at 901-730-4958.

I’m Ben Sissman, a Memphis, Tennessee, consumer bankruptcy lawyer who has helped people like you, with families just like yours, for more than 30 years.

Divorce rates continue to skyrocket. Our state and national economic struggles also show no signs of letting up. As a result, you could be facing a combination of difficult goals — the need to end your marriage and start a new life, along with the need to return to sound financial footing via Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, for the “fresh start” you deserve.

Are you unclear on which objective to attack first — divorce or bankruptcy? Many couples in Tennessee and nationally want to complete their divorce but are discouraged by the expense associated with it. My skilled law firm arms you with facts and available options that can lead to sound decisions.

You Are Facing A New Future: Live It Free From The Pressure Of Heavy Debt

In Memphis, Shelby County and surrounding areas in Tennessee, I customize and personalize my experienced, compassionate representation to fit your specific financial and marital status. I answer all of your questions honestly and directly, and work hard to put your problems behind you and help you reclaim your life.
Call toll free today for a free consultation at 901-730-4958.

More Than 30 Years Of Experience Improving The Lives Of Tennessee Families

Bankruptcy and divorce are connected in more ways than you might think:

  • Financial problems are the leading cause of stress that ends most marriages.
  • After a divorce, you cannot legally separate yourself from debts sustained during your marriage. Both spouses are responsible for them after a division of debt is spelled out in a divorce agreement.
  • If your former husband or wife does not fulfill debt repayment obligations,
    a creditor can pursue — and possibly sue — you.
  • One spouse’s bankruptcy filing can often send the other spouse into bankruptcy, too.
  • After divorce, domestic support obligations — child support and spousal support or alimony — are not dischargeable during bankruptcy.
  • For many couples, the bankruptcy should be attempted first — then the divorce.

Are you looking for a Memphis divorce and bankruptcy attorney you can trust with your personal and financial goals? Someone who can transition you to a stress-free life after bankruptcy? I want to be that lawyer for you — the one who shows you the facts and options you need to know, and assures you that you are going to be OK. Call now, toll free: 901-730-4958. You should be able to speak to me personally right away, as I usually answer my own phone. You can also contact me online by email. All messages are responded to promptly. If you need an evening appointment, please tell us. My helpful staff and I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

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