Northern Virginia Debt and Divorce Lawyers
Financial difficulty can often be a catalyst for divorce. In many marriages, there will come a time that the money problems are simply more than the relationship can endure. In some instances, one of the spouses might consider filing for bankruptcy as a way to find some relief from an unmanageable debt load.
If you are considering bankruptcy and concurrently going through a divorce, or if your divorce has already been finalized, it is important that you seek the advice of an attorney. Understanding your bankruptcy options before and after divorce, as well as knowing what bankruptcy can and cannot do for you, can help to determine the best course of action for your situation.
The northern Virginia bankruptcy in divorce lawyers at the Hale Ball dedicate their entire practice to divorce and related matters. We can counsel you about bankruptcy issues and give you the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
Bankruptcy Before the Divorce Has Been Finalized
Many of our clients want to know where they stand with regard to creditors and who is holding the bag in terms of their debts. Many couples face financial difficulty due to job loss, excessive credit card debt, medical bills, underwater real estate or other issues. In some cases, divorce can compound the difficulty for both spouses.
Our attorneys will advise you about your options, including the possibility of filing a joint bankruptcy prior to getting divorced.
Bankruptcy After Divorce
After a divorce has been finalized, the spouses can find themselves in financial difficulty because the money that once supported one household now must support two. If you are considering bankruptcy, be sure that you understand your rights before you proceed. There are certain debts that can and cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Among those that cannot are child and spousal support obligations, as well as other legal judgments.
We will take the time to review your situation and give you our best advice about which debts you may be able to discharge.
Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Attorney
If you have a question, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Northern Virginia lawyers. To make an appointment call us at the above telephone number 1-703-591-4900 or use the contact form below.
Since 1980 the AV-rated law firm of Hale Ball has served the legal needs of individuals and businesses. Our team of attorneys include lawyers named to Super Lawyer and Rising Star lists, as well as attorneys with advanced legal degrees, specialty certifications and lawyers who teach their areas of practice to other lawyers.
Use the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation, or call 703-591-4900.
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Fairfax, VA 22030