Category: Divorce & Family Law

Q & A: Marital and Non-Marital Property

Q: How do I make sure a gift or inheritance I received, or something I owned before I got married, remains MY property if I end up getting divorced? A: You may have heard of prenuptial agreements, meant to protect each person’s separate property if they get divorced. Prenuptial agreements are signed before the wedding […]

Domestic support obligations in bankruptcy

Domestic support obligations, which include alimony, spousal maintenance, and child support, are considered  priority claims under bankruptcy law. This means that if the debtor is making monthly payments under a Chapter 13 plan, the full monthly domestic support obligation must  be paid in full as part of the plan, including those payments that become due […]