Bankruptcy & Divorce Attorneys

If a Florida divorce is driving you toward financial problems, bankruptcy lawyers Robert C. Bruner and Trey Wright can help. Free consult. 850-385-0342.

Florida Chapter 7 & 13 Lawyers

When Divorce Pushes You Toward Bankruptcy

If you have recently gone through a divorce, you may be finding it difficult to make your home mortgage payment or pay your credit card bills. You built a lifestyle based on two incomes, but now you have to get by on significantly less. You may be considering bankruptcy as a way to get a fresh start, but don't know how much relief that will bring and whether it will be worth the impact it may have on other aspects of your life, including your credit history.

At Bruner Wright, P.A., we have handled personal bankruptcy filings for over 30 years, often working with men and women who face financial difficulties because of or contributing to a divorce. We built our successful practice on a commitment to personal service and a high level of responsiveness. We understand how important it can be to speak to your lawyer when you are involved in a bankruptcy proceeding. When you contact our office, you will always be able to speak directly with our attorney. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our office by email or call us at 850-385-0342.

Bankruptcy and Divorce - Our Counsel

We work closely with men and women who are considering a personal bankruptcy filing as a way to deal with the financial hardship caused by divorce. You may have received the house in the divorce, but cannot afford the monthly mortgage payments. You may be the non-custodial parent, now facing child support payments, in addition to your other obligations.

We can help you determine, initially, whether the benefits of a bankruptcy filing will exceed the costs. If you are a non-custodial parent, you need to know that child support arrearages cannot be discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, the elimination of other debt through a bankruptcy filing can allow you to meet child support obligations, as well as other debts.

If we determine that a bankruptcy filing will help you get a fresh start, we will look at your potential earning capacity to determine whether you have the means to pay your creditors off over a three- to five-year period. Under the recent revisions to the bankruptcy law, you can only seek relief in bankruptcy under Chapter 13 (a reorganization of your debt) if you have sufficient income to pay your debts under new terms.

Whether you proceed with a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 filing, we will prepare and file all the necessary paperwork to initiate and complete the process. We will also be your advocate with creditors, with the bankruptcy trustee, and with the court.

Contact Our Office

To arrange an appointment, contact us by email or call us at 850-385-0342. We are available to talk to you or meet with you any day of the week. Initial consultations are always free.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.