Divorce And Bankruptcy In Georgia

In today's economy, many couples are struggling with debt. Divorce puts further strain on a family's finances. After a divorce, the income and assets that supported one household now must support two.

Located in Atlanta, the law office of Jody A. Miller provides creative and effective legal counsel to clients throughout north Georgia. For more than 20 years, attorney Jody Miller has been helping clients manage their debt and structure sound divorce settlements that help protect clients in the event a bankruptcy case is filed by their spouse after the divorce.

Dividing Debt During Divorce

When couples have large amounts of debt, it may be wise to obtain legal counsel regarding filing for bankruptcy before initiating divorce proceedings. In some cases, the discharge of debt prior to filing for divorce might lead to a fresh start for both parties after the divorce.

No matter what the terms of your divorce decree, if debt is held in both parties' names, collection agencies can look to both spouses for repayment. In the event your ex-spouse files for bankruptcy, creditors might look to you alone for repayment of joint debts.

Experienced Divorce Lawyer Helping Clients Structure Safe Divorce Settlements

When an ex-spouse files for bankruptcy, the operation and enforcement of divorce settlements can be affected. When bankruptcy papers are filed, an automatic stay prevents all creditors from collecting from the debtor during the pendency of the bankruptcy proceeding. This includes ex-spouses.

However, there are protections built into bankruptcy laws. In certain instances, collection of alimony and child support payments might not be prevented during a bankruptcy or the bankruptcy court may lift the automatic stay.

At the law offices of Jody A. Miller, we help clients structure divorce settlements to help ensure that they are protected if their ex-spouse files for bankruptcy.

For help with divorce and bankruptcy in Georgia, contact divorce attorney Jody Miller today at 678-905-7562 or toll free at 866-319-0924.

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  • Karla Adams | Senior Sourcer/Technical Recruiter

    If your looking for honesty and ethical work behavior then hire JODY. She has expert knowledge in family law and will provide you with all the answers to your questions. She is very professional! I am a client and will continue to make referrals along the way.

    ~ January 13, 2012, Karla was Jody's client ~
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    Jody did a wonderful job of sorting out the mess that I'd gotten into with my divorce. My only regret is that I didn't find her early enough to avoid the mess in the first place. If you find yourself in this sort of situation, I cannot recommend Jody highly enough!

    ~ October 26, 2010, Allen was Jody's client ~
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  • David Carter | Civil and Commercial Litigator

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