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Do you recommend that i file joint for bankruptcy before divorce? I am at a point that i need at least a legal separation to get a place for my girls and I to stay.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Indiana

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

He has not paid child support

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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Often times divorcing parties will consider a joint bankruptcy because then any discharge is effective as to both parties. Otherwise the non filing party can be held liable since the divorce court does not have jurisdiction to erase third party debts. The bankruptcy process takes approximately 6 months.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am at a place that i need to get out of the current living situation, but need to have legal separation in order to get an apt that is a HUD qualified
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I cant talk on phone,
because Im at work
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
That is auto generated so that is fine.
One can petition for legal separation or divorce and then file for bankruptcy as well.
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Hello; just checking in on the above.
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