Filing for Bankruptcy Before and After Divorce in Atlanta

Smyrna Debt Relief Attorneys

Clients often come to The Kent Law Firm with both financial and marital issues they need to resolve. While the experienced attorneys at our firm do not handle divorce, they do understand the impact divorce and other family law matters can have on your finances, and specifically how it will impact your bankruptcy proceeding.

With divorce comes the establishment of separate households, property division and court expenses. These costs quickly escalate, resulting in one or both spouses being buried by debt. No matter how or why the relationship ended, experienced legal counsel can help you determine what debt relief solution is best for you.

The attorneys at The Kent Law Firm, in Atlanta, Georgia, have more than 40 combined years of experience with bankruptcy law, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, garnishments and liens, foreclosures and repossessions, and rebuilding credit after bankruptcy. We can guide you through the complex process involved in balancing bankruptcy proceedings with a divorce.

The Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy

On top of being one of the major causes of bankruptcy, divorce has some specific affects on the bankruptcy process, and filing for divorce before or after divorce can result in very different outcome:

  • Filing for bankruptcy before divorce helps you get your debts in order, making the divorce process as simple and streamlined as possible.
  • Filing for bankruptcy before the divorce will eliminate your debt ahead of time, which leaves more for the couple to split, benefiting everyone in the long-run.
  • Filing for bankruptcy before divorce maximizes the potential tax benefits available to you.

We can help with many of the issues where bankruptcy and divorce collide:

  • Property settlements
  • Alimony payments
  • Child support
  • Spousal support

The Benefits of a Tax Background

Attorney Howard Kent years of experience in tax law. This experience helps him see tax consequences that most lawyers would never see. Especially with all the complicated decisions to be made in a divorce and bankruptcy, this tax experience can help make sure you don’t make decisions that will have you over-paying down the road.

Become Part of Our Family: Free Initial Consultation

When you work with us, we treat you like family. We always make ourselves available to you and we do everything we can to help you out of your financial difficulties. We offer a free consultation, and we can make payment plans available for our clients that need it. Located near the Lenox MARTA station, we can help you through your bankruptcy and divorce. Call us at 404-504-7090 or send us an e-mail. We are also available for Saturday appointments.

Consultations are strictly confidential.

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