January 01, 2018 Bankruptcy

Could Your Divorce Fees Be Impacted by Your Client's Bankruptcy Filing?

By: Christina Owen Miller

It has become increasingly common for spouses planning a divorce to be advised to commence a joint Chapter 7 liquidating bankruptcy case prior to obtaining a divorce decree to wipe out their unsecured, dischargeable debt before their remaining property and debt obligations are allocated in a final dissolution decree. While a bankruptcy filing might be in your client’s best interests, it might bring unwanted scrutiny to your own fees.

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