Bankruptcy and Divorce

Filing for divorce from your spouse is stressful in and of itself. Worrying about finances and staying up at night is extremely stressful as well. Combined, bankruptcy and divorce is an understandably difficult situation. Often bankruptcy proceedings and divorce go hand in hand because either financial problems caused a strain on the marital relationship or the divorce has caused financial problems. Many people ask, "should I file bankruptcy before my divorce?" Regardless of why you may be having both marital and financial problems, you need a professional shoulder to lean on.

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Lakewood Bankruptcy Proceeding Attorneys

By consulting with an experienced bankruptcy and divorce attorney, you can get sound advice on what steps to take and in what order to take them. Fortunately, the lawyers at The Law Office of W. Robert Montgomery, are highly skilled in both bankruptcy and divorce cases, often advising clients who are going through both.

To speak with our Lakewood bankruptcy proceeding lawyers in a free initial consultation, contact our Colorado law office at 720-496-1338 or online.

A Complex Situation: Divorce and Bankruptcy

The matters of divorce and bankruptcy are very complicated and should not be left for any one person to handle by themselves. You are better off seeking the advice and representation of a skilled and experienced attorney to handle both matters. The timing of which should be filed first is not easily answered. In some cases, it is far better and to the advantage of both spouses to file bankruptcy first and then divorce. This is because as long as you are married on the day bankruptcy is filed, you can file a joint bankruptcy with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Otherwise you must file separately.

There is also the question of which to file first. Do you file for bankruptcy first and then divorce? Or vice versa? In both instances there are advantages and disadvantages depending on your personal situation. Every situation is different and requires careful evaluation by a knowledgeable lawyer. That is why you should speak to one of the attorneys at The Law Office of W. Robert Montgomery about your case so we can offer you the best possible advice for your specific situation.

Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation

If you are in need of assistance in filing for bankruptcy, or you have questions about whether bankruptcy proceedings are right for you, please call our Colorado joint bankruptcy petition lawyers today at 720-496-1338 or send us the contact form on this page. Our law office is conveniently located in Lakewood in the Western Denver metro area.

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