July 01, 2015

’Til Debt Do Us Part: The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce

Laura S. Mann

In almost 20 years of practicing law in a variety of settings and in a variety of substantive areas, I have seen, all too often, the bankruptcy issues that arise in the divorce context. Having practiced in both of these areas of the law for much of that time, I have seen many mistakes made when a client gets matrimonial advice from a lawyer who only does bankruptcy law or when a client gets bankruptcy advice from a lawyer who only does matrimonial law. Commonly, such lawyers advise clients about these cases without knowing the impact of this advice in both contexts.

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