Because most people only have a very limited understanding of the law, many find themselves woefully unprepared to handle the complex legal situations that can sometimes arise when getting a divorce. In a lot of cases, couples have been married for a number of years, intermixing their assets as well as their debts. When presented with a divorce, tensions run high, making it difficult for couples to come to a consensus about who owes what.
But if this doesn’t seem complicated enough to sort out, consider for a moment the fact that some spouses may also need to file for bankruptcy during the course of divorce proceedings as well. As you can imagine, this additional legal process not only adds another layer of complexity to an already contentious situation, it may also add frustrations few are capable of handling on their own.
If you feel like you are one of the unlucky few facing divorce and the prospect of filing for bankruptcy at the same time, you probably have a lot of questions about what steps you need to take to prepare yourself for the arduous process ahead. And because these two areas of the law are governed by completely different sets of the law, you might even be wondering where you will find someone knowledgeable enough to handle all of your legal questions.
Here at Seder & Chandler, LLP we not only have experience with a wide variety of family law issues, we also have experience handling bankruptcy cases as well. We know that sometimes, these two seemingly unrelated areas of the law can sometimes coincide during a divorce, leaving you in a difficult legal situation and in need of serious help.
So whether you’re having trouble dividing debts in the MetroWest Boston area or are in central Massachusetts and have questions about how bankruptcy and divorce affect each other, the accomplished attorneys here at Seder & Chandler, LLP can help.