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Divorce and Bankruptcy

The loss of a job or career, loss of a home, stress and illness are all factors that can come together in the breakdown of a marriage. One of the leading causes for divorce is financial and economic problems.

At Evans Law Offices, we have helped hundreds of people with their dissolution problems. We are professionals with an intimate knowledge of the local practice of both bankruptcy and divorce.

Whether it is simple uncontested dissolution, or one that involves domestic violence, division of significant assets, and triable issues of custody and visitation, the attorneys at Evans Law Offices are able to bring your issues to court. With our years of experience, you will find confidence and peace of mind as we work as your court and legal advocate.

There are often considerations as to the timing of the divorce and bankruptcy filings. Great consideration is given to a client's pocket book. If possible, a joint case will be filed to save on attorneys' fees and the Court filing fee. Parties can file a joint case, even when they are living separate and apart. A joint filing is permitted up to the point that the dissolution judgment is obtained from the state court.

Depending on the earnings of the parties, it may be more advantageous to file two cases, or perhaps a Chapter 7 for one spouse, and a Chapter 13 for the other spouse. The goal in filing a bankruptcy is always in keeping with the tenants of the bankruptcy code, that the ultimate outcome for each party is a fresh start in moving forward with their life.

Contact Evans Law Offices

We serve clients throughout Northern California. To schedule a free consultation with a San Jose bankruptcy and divorce attorney at our firm, call 408-298-8910 or contact us by email. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

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"We're having great results using the rule," said Brette Evans, a San Jose bankruptcy lawyer. In one recent case, a small-business owner was able to hang on to her home by setting aside a $240,000 second mortgage, she said.

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