Divorce and Bankruptcy: Divorce is painful and can leave us in financial ruins. We are often clouded with emotion and are unable to make sound financial decisions that will protect us.
Make sure to hire someone who is thinking practically and not emotionally. If filing for bankruptcy is necessary, than proper means must be taken to make sure your debts are dischargeable. Divorce is ugly. Hurting the other party is also ugly. Your best means of protection is protecting yourself, your assets, and relieve yourself of shared debts.
Filing a joint bankruptcy with your spouse before a divorce can save you a lot on court fees. Also, if you decide to hire a bankruptcy attorney, your attorney fees will likely be much lower for a joint bankruptcy than if each of you filed separately.