Bankruptcy After Divorce

Divorce is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy.  The question is always whether it is better to file bankruptcy before a divorce or after a divorce.  There is no right answer, because it depends on your individual situation.  I have previously written about the benefits of bankruptcy before divorce.  However it might not be possible for you to file … Continue reading »

Divorce and Bankruptcy: Protect Yourself

When you are going through a divorce, you have to think about your financial future.  A bankruptcy lawyer can help you protect your finances and your property.  Even if the divorce decree says that your ex-spouse is supposed to pay the debts, your creditors can still sue you for those debts because this is a community debt state.  The question … Continue reading »

Divorce and Bankruptcy

What is the most important thing that you need to know about divorce and bankruptcy in Washington State?  This is a community property state. In a community property state there are really three parties to your marriage: you, your spouse, and the marital community.  The marital community is made up all of your assets and liabilities.  Any property that you … Continue reading »