You should speak to a bankruptcy attorney.
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Some lawyers, such as myself, do divorce and bankruptcy, so they could handle both. If your lawyer doesn't regularly do bankruptcy, then you'd hire a different lawyer for the bankruptcy.
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Does your divorce lawyer handle more than 50 bankruptcy cases in a year? If not, how many bankruptcy educational classes does s/he take in a year? Some attorneys manage to do both areas of law equally well, but the best attorneys done one thing well. Hope this perspective helps!Ask a similar question
Unless your attorney does both divorce and bankruptcy, you would need a separate bankruptcy attorney who is able to work with your divorce attorney. If you have no property and no income, you are a prime candidate for a chapter 7. However, the outcome of the divorce could change your circumstances, and an ongoing bankruptcy could affect your ability to keep some of what you are awarded from your husband. Therefore, there are situations where you may want to wait until the divorce is over to determine whether or not you would even need to file.
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If you have a divorce lawyer, and your husband has money, it would make sense for your attorney to push for temporary support, whether it be through a temporary hearing, mediation or otherwise. That could help you get some relief that might prevent you from having to file for bankruptcy. Depending on the facts, filing for bankruptcy may impede your ability to get a divorce, so please seek wise and experienced counsel.Ask a similar question