Divorce: When a Spouse or Former Spouse Files Bankruptcy
Understanding the Impact of Bankruptcy on Domestic Support Obligations, Property Settlements, and Taxes
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will review the unique powers of bankruptcy law to alter or affect the financial plans and goals of divorced or divorcing spouses when bankruptcy is commenced before, during, or after a divorce.
- Bankruptcy provisions that matter the most
- Definitions relevant to divorce counsel
- Automatic stay: What is it, and when does it apply?
- Avoidance powers
- Differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
- Chapter 11 and Subchapter V issues
- Tax issues
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Sequencing divorce and bankruptcy
- Domestic support obligations
- Automatic stay
- Tax considerations when a spouse or former spouse files bankruptcy
- Provisions to include in the property settlement agreement relating to bankruptcy
Martha R. Bagley
Ms. Bagley provides domestic relations, probate and business clients with comprehensive legal services including... | Read More
Ms. Bagley provides domestic relations, probate and business clients with comprehensive legal services including litigation planning, negotiation of settlements, trial advocacy and appellate representation. In addition to private clients, she consults with other attorneys providing expertise in trial preparation, evidentiary issues and the presentation of evidence.Close
Eric S. Steiner, Esq.
Steiner Law Group
Mr. Steiner has helped business and consumer clients throughout Maryland discharge millions of dollars of debt. His... | Read More
Mr. Steiner has helped business and consumer clients throughout Maryland discharge millions of dollars of debt. His practice focuses on representing those in financial distress - as both debtors and debtors-in-possession - in pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy planning, transactions with bankruptcy estates, bankruptcy litigation and bankruptcy fraud, automatic stay and discharge injunction violations. Mr. Steiner also advises clients on commercial loan and lease workouts and Article 9 litigation, as well as financing, insurance and contract disputes.Close