Divorce And Bankruptcy

Economic adversity and conflict over financial decisions factor into many divorces. The strain created by debt problems can be overwhelming, and couples often have very different views on bankruptcy as a viable, effective path to debt relief. In addition, many people have difficulty adapting to the major financial changes that come with divorce, and they must later consider bankruptcy.

Knowledgeable Counsel For Resolution Of Family And Financial Problems

At Shimmell Law Offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, each client works closely and directly with a lawyer who has extensive knowledge of both family law and bankruptcy law. You can count on empathy for your situation and honest, clear guidance on your options for getting back on track financially. You may be grappling with issues such as:

  • Whether debt relief through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may enable you to reduce conflict in your marriage and avoid divorce
  • Whether and when to proceed with a bankruptcy filing if divorce and bankruptcy have both become necessary
  • What to do if a disadvantageous property settlement, child support obligations or other outcomes of your divorce have led you to accumulate more debt than you can handle

Honest, Direct Guidance On All Issues Associated With Bankruptcy And Divorce

Attorney Dennis Shimmell is a caring, approachable professional who will offer options and reliable information without judgment. He will prioritize finding the solutions that genuinely make the most sense for you.

If actions other than bankruptcy — such as a modification of child support and/or spousal support — can aid in your financial recovery, he will tell you exactly that. If bankruptcy is the best decision, he will guide you through each step in the process.

If you are struggling with serious marital problems, financial problems or both, experienced legal counsel is one call away at 616-459-3070. We encourage you to contact us and arrange a personalized, discreet consultation as soon as possible.

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