Family Law Issues in Bankruptcy

Our firm also handles family law issues in bankruptcy court. Family law matters such as divorce awards and child support claims may become clams in bankruptcy when one spouse files for bankruptcy protection. Most claims arising out of a divorce proceeding cannot be discharged in Chapter 7. The rules are slightly different in Chapter 13 which provides a broader discharge. Our experience in financial matters and debtor / creditor issues assists us in analyzing our divorce client’s financial situation. Our office can guide you through this difficult process.

We also file many bankruptcy cases for couples going through a divorce. In many cases a bankruptcy filing can simplify the issues involved in a separation. A joint bankruptcy filing also saves money as a single filing costs less than two separate filings.

We limit our practice to Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, South Florida. We would be happy to discuss your legal needs to see if we can be of any assistance.

Member: Florida Bar, Federal Trial Bar, Southern District of Florida, Bankruptcy Bar Association, Broward Bar Association, Commercial Law League of America, American Bankruptcy Institute, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Broward Foundation.