Atlanta Bankruptcy in Divorce Attorneys
Bankruptcy in a Divorce
Financial hardships can put an irreparable strain on a marriage, causing one or both spouses to seek divorce. If you are currently seeking a divorce and going through bankruptcy proceedings, the attorneys at Bushnell & Dryer will be able to assist you in your legal challenges. Our divorce attorneys are experienced in dealing with bankruptcy during divorce. No matter if you have filed for Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 divorce, our attorneys will be able to help represent your interests. For example, our divorce attorneys will be able to identify which chapter of bankruptcy fits your situation if you are going through a divorce or if your divorce has already been finalized. Your divorce can be greatly affected by how you deal with your bankruptcy. An attorney will be able to help you understand how your bankruptcy affects your divorce and how best to proceed with both legal issues. The attorneys at Bushnell & Drye, LLC will be able to protect your assets in both divorce and bankruptcy, making sure you have the chance for a fresh start.
The Effects of Bankruptcy on Divorce
Many divorce orders may be effected depending on how your bankruptcy is settled. However, bankruptcy will not terminate your obligation to pay child support, alimony, or property settlements that are court ordered. Georgia parents have a legal obligation to support their children, regardless of any bankruptcy proceedings. In some bankruptcy proceedings, the other spouse may have the right to the proceeds from the bankruptcy. This is why it is important to know your rights regarding your divorce and you or your spouse’s bankruptcy.
Once your divorce is final, you may still be legally required to inform your spouse of any later bankruptcies. Federal bankruptcy law regarding Chapter 7 bankruptcy was amended in 2005 to ensure that a former spouse, who received spousal maintenance or child support, was notified by the other spouse about their bankruptcy. This notification allows the former spouse to protect their rights to continued alimony and child support. An attorney from Bushnell & Drye, LLC will be able to understand your needs and be able to apply Georgia divorce law to your case.
Protecting your Rights
Both bankruptcy and divorce involve the splitting or sale of assets, and the continued efforts to try to keep certain important assets. Bankruptcy and divorce are also both emotionally taxing processes, so it is imperative that you have a skilled attorney to fight for your best interests. A skilled attorney will compassionately help you through your legal issues, while obtaining an objective viewpoint that will help you win your case. At Bushnell & Dryer, LLC, our attorneys will be able to keep track of your finances and cases, so that your divorce and bankruptcy are resolved in an equitable manner. Contact Bushnell & Drye, LLC at (404) 869-1201 for a consultation about your case.