This is an interesting stance. I may contact you (or another AVVO lawyer) later tonight with his daughter. I figure the benefit is to get creditors off his back and to stop sueing him. I would love to get a better understanding of this situation. Are you suggesting that he could just ignore the debt instead of filing bankruptcy? He certainly can't pay it and I fear the children will step in and try to help, which should not be their responsibility.
From the limited information provided, it appears he is "judgment proof" a term used to describe a person who's assets are so limited that even a creditor with a judgment cannot satisfy the debt. Ignoring creditors in this situation is a very real option as long as the children understand they are not obligated in any way, shape or form to pay their father's debts.