How to Mess Up Your NJ Divorce by Filing Bankruptcy

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Published on: June 26, 2013

A useful and well thought out bankruptcy strategy can make your divorce much simpler and easier.  However, filing bankruptcy without proper thought to the issues can make matters worse.  Steve and Meryl talk about ways in which bankruptcy can cause problems for your divorce in this 4th episode of the podcast.

Timing the Bankruptcy Filing: Before or After the NJ Divorce is Final

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Published on: January 30, 2013

Many people getting divorced are in serious financial difficulty and considering a chapter 7 bankruptcy to get a fresh start. Sometimes that difficulty is the very reason for the divorce! But the question that is often raised is, which comes first? Do I get divorced and then file, or do I file and then get divorced? Well, as in many things in life, timing can be everything.  This month, Julie and Steve talk about how to make that decision.

Avoiding Asset Disclosure Problems

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Published on: December 26, 2012

Both bankruptcy and divorce involve full financial disclosure of all assets, liabilities, income, and expenses.  However, inconsistencies in these disclosures between a bankruptcy petition and a Case Information Statement in a divorce can lead to some serious problems.  In this episode, Julie and Steve discuss the pitfalls and how to avoid them.

How Can Bankruptcy Help in My NJ Divorce?

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Published on: November 21, 2012

One of the biggest issues to resolve in any divorce is marital debt.  Who pays it?  Who is responsible?  This episode will give you some great tips on how bankruptcy can help!

Julie and Steve are tackling this issue as the first one in this podcast because of how important and useful it is in most family law matters.

Welcome to the Show!

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Published on: November 13, 2012

Welcome to the home for our podcast, Bankruptcy Strategies in Divorce! Every month we will be posting new episodes to help you to deal with bankruptcy issues that may come up in the course of your New Jersey divorce, whether you or your spouse has filed, or whether you are filing together! If there are issues in bankruptcy that have cropped up in your divorce, and you would like to suggest a topic, then leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you!

Steven J. Richardson, Esq.
Julie R. Freeman-Burick, Esq.

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