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Divorcing With Debt Requires Skilled Support

Financial hardship is one of the leading factors in divorce. However, divorce can also lead to more financial uncertainty. This creates a catch-22 situation; divorce could affect bankruptcy and vice versa. Untangling these interlocked issues – whether simultaneously or separately – can be complicated.

Not many lawyers deeply understand both bankruptcy and divorce, but I, Susan J. Pearlstein, do. If you are experiencing both financial and family difficulties, I am the right lawyer for you. I have helped countless clients in Pennsylvania find solutions to what they thought were insurmountable debts and family problems.

Your Rights Matter In Both Bankruptcy And Divorce

I can help you assess the complexities and the interplay between debt and divorce. For instance, I will be quick to advocate for your rights in situations like these:

  • When spouses file for divorce and then file for bankruptcy to avoid paying on a marital credit card debt
  • When ex-spouses simply stop paying mortgage payments previously agreed to, which puts the other spouse into foreclosure
  • When spouses try to get out of spousal support or child support obligations by filing bankruptcy
  • Any other attempt to shift the burden of debt into the other person’s name or otherwise rid themselves of family obligations

Often, personal and marital conflicts can impact how each spouse approaches shared finances. As your lawyer, I will work to get to the bottom of any unfair tactics that disparage you. When questions about asset ownership, debt liability and property division arise, I will be prepared to give you clear answers.

Don’t Let Debt Keep You In An Unhappy Marriage Or Affect Your Future

If you are considering divorce and worried about debt, I can help. If the divorce is in your past, but the debt remains, I can help. If divorce caused you to suffer financial problems, I can help.

Call my office in Pittsburgh at 412-567-6143. You can also send me an email, and I will reach out to you.

*I practice law primarily in the areas of domestic relations and consumer debt. My law office is designated as a debt relief agency that helps people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.