The expense of a contested divorce alone has proven costly enough to plunge people into overwhelming debt — and the need to consider filing for bankruptcy. In today's uncertain economy, married couples contemplating divorce often have to consider filing for personal bankruptcy, too.
Which should come first — the bankruptcy or the divorce? Many divorcing spouses cannot afford either.
If this confusion describes your situation, you could benefit from the guidance and support of an experienced bankruptcy lawyer. At the Law Offices of David A. Tilem in Glendale, our founding attorney counsels individuals, couples and families across Southern California, including Los Angeles County and Ventura County — and has for more than 30 years.
David A. Tilem customizes his experienced, dedicated representation, tailoring it to fit your own unique situation. He listens carefully to your goals, arms you with the facts and legal options you need, discusses the wisdom of a Chapter 7 liquidation or Chapter 13 reorganization approach to your bankruptcy and generally makes himself available throughout the process to address your sudden questions and concerns.
Because affordability is already a problem for you, filing a joint bankruptcy with your spouse before a divorce can save money on court fees. And a bankruptcy attorney's fees will likely be lower for a joint bankruptcy than if each of you filed separately. Filing for bankruptcy before a divorce may serve to clarify and simplify issues of debt and property division and lower your divorce expenses.
During this difficult time of financial distress and emotional upheaval, you need the assistance of a proven legal professional whose judgment you trust — a skilled lawyer who identifies with your frustration and gives you hope for the future. You receive that attentive personal service and peace of mind at the Law Offices of David A. Tilem in Glendale.
Los Angeles Marital Debt Lawyer Helps You Choose Between Bankruptcy And Divorce
To discuss your debt, joint debt shared with your spouse and which comes first — bankruptcy or divorce — contact our skilled debt and divorce lawyer in Southern California by calling toll free 800-474-0097. Your email message will be answered promptly.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.