Bankruptcy and Divorce


Divorce and bankruptcy often go hand in hand. Financial issues can often complicate an already emotional situation, and the debt you take on during a divorce can have a lasting impact on your life.

Whether you are facing divorce or have had a divorce, attorney Susan M. Williams can help you get the debt relief you need. We have more than 20 years of experience handling bankruptcies for individuals and couples throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. We also take cases on referral from divorce attorneys whose clients need help getting a fresh financial start.

We help clients get debt relief while protecting their assets. Call us today at 860-265-4764 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with attorney Susan M. Williams.

Bankruptcy Before Your Divorce

After your divorce, you want a fresh start. Bankruptcy can help you to free yourself from debts and get your bills under control. We can help you weigh your options and develop a debt relief strategy designed to meet your needs and protect your interests before a divorce.

In some cases, it may be beneficial to file your bankruptcy jointly with your soon to be ex-spouse. You can save on filing costs and outline all of your joint assets and debts in your bankruptcy. This can help set the stage for the division of property in your divorce.

Just because you are married does not mean that you are required to file for bankruptcy together. You can file for bankruptcy separately or on your own.

Bankruptcy After Divorce

During your divorce, you may have incurred debt or taken on an asset that you could not easily afford, such as a house. If you are struggling to pay your bills, bankruptcy can provide a solution to your issues and help you get back on track in your new life. Through bankruptcy, you can stop foreclosure, end harassing creditor phone calls and get rid of credit card debt. It is important to remember, however, that child support and alimony cannot be discharged through bankruptcy.

Should You File Bankruptcy Before or After a Divorce in Connecticut?

The decision you make will depend on your individual situation, debt and needs. We can discuss your options with you and help you determine whether to file now or after your divorce. Call lawyer Susan M. Williams in Enfield, Connecticut, at 860-265-4764 or contact us by e-mail. We offer free consultations, and we serve clients in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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

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