Divorce And Debts

Marital debts are divided between the spouses as a part of every Georgia property division proceeding. In many cases, debts are assigned to the spouse who receives the associated piece of property, such as a house or car. In others, credit card bills and other debts are divided in a manner that is deemed "fair and equitable" by the court.

Once the order has been established by the court, the spouses are expected to repay their debts accordingly. If they fail to do so, not only can they face action from their creditors, they can also face actions from the state for violation of a court order. If you have questions about marital debt, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified Woodstock family law attorney.

Thorough Representation In Georgia Debt Division Cases

At Law Offices of James O. Bass, P.C., we represent clients in all aspects of divorce and property division. We will work to ensure that you are not held accountable for a debt that you did not incur or a debt that befell your household due to decisions made by your spouse. In every case, our only concern is to obtain the best possible property and debt division arrangement available.

Divorce And Bankruptcy

Many of the questions we get have to do with what divorce-related debts can be discharged in bankruptcy. You cannot discharge any debt associated with child support or alimony. While it may be possible for you to discharge a credit card debt or similar debt in bankruptcy, the creditor can pursue payment from your former spouse for payment if it was a joint debt. In these cases, your spouse can seek a judgment against you for any amount he or she was required to pay a creditor for a debt that was assigned to you in the divorce.

Talk To Our Georgia Lawyers About Your Debt Division Concerns

To start receiving the quality representation you need regarding division of debt and divorce, contact our Woodstock office today. You can reach us locally by calling 770-628-1136. You can also reach us online here.