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East Orange Personal Bankruptcy Lawyer

It's not unusual for the financial stress of divorce to lead to a bankruptcy filing. Bankruptcy can be an effective tool to help you get a fresh start financially as well as in your personal life.

At Goldman & Beslow, LLC, our attorneys have more than 40 years of bankruptcy law experience. We are fully familiar with the issues involving bankruptcy and divorce, and are always available to guide you through the process. We offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions. We offer services in three convenient New Jersey locations in East Orange, Jersey City and Paterson.

Should I File Bankruptcy Before or After My Divorce?

Whether you would be better off filing bankruptcy before or after divorce depends on the particular debt issues you are facing:

  • If you and your spouse have no assets and are disputing the division of debts such as credit card bills, it may be less expensive to file bankruptcy to discharge the debts than to spend time and money litigating the issue.
  • If you have both assets and debts, you may want to file bankruptcy after you know what your marital property distribution order is. Certain obligations may be eliminated by filing bankruptcy.

Can Marital Property Distribution Debts Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

Whether or not a debt relating to a divorce order can be discharged depends on how the debt is characterized and what type of bankruptcy you file.

Child support and spousal support cannot be discharged. However, a $50,000 loan to a spouse may be discharged if you file Chapter 13 bankruptcy. To understand what you can and can't do, it's important to seek the advice of an experienced bankruptcy lawyer.

Contact Our Jersey City Bankruptcy and Divorce Attorneys

Let us help you get rid of your debt and get on with your life. Call our experienced East Orange personal bankruptcy lawyers today for a free one-half hour consultation at 973-677-9000 or 888-827-5493. Our lawyers serve Essex, Union, Hudson, Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Middlesex, Sussex and other New Jersey communities.


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Goldman & Beslow, LLC is a Federal Debt Relief Agency by an Act of Congress. We have proudly assisted consumers seeking relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code for over 38 years.

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7 Glenwood Avenue,
Suite 311B
East Orange, NJ 07017
East Orange Law Office

Phone: 973-414-8069
Phone: 973-419-7631
Phone: 973-419-5266
Phone: 201-205-2496
Toll Free: 888-827-5493
Fax: 973-675-5886
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NEWARK OFFICE 168 Bloomfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
Newark Law Office

Phone: 973-483-1333
Phone: 973-419-5266
Phone: 201-205-2496
Toll Free: 888-827-5493
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PATERSON OFFICE 100 Hamilton Plaza,
Suite 405
Paterson, NJ 07510
Paterson Law Office

Phone: 973-247-9445
Phone: 973-419-5266
Phone: 201-205-2496
Toll Free: 888-827-5493
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JERSEY CITY OFFICE 26 Journal Square,
Suite 603
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Jersey City Law Office

Phone: 201-659-6226
Phone: 973-419-5266
Phone: 201-205-2496
Toll Free: 888-827-5493
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