Medina, OH asked in Bankruptcy and Divorce for Pennsylvania

Q: Divorce is taking 4 years+, hold up is my wife's bankruptcy lawyer taking long on agreement, can i do anything to speed

it up? Divorce can't be finalized until there's an agreement with her bankruptcy lawyer about amount he believes I should pay towards her bankruptcy. He just is slow to answer, has taken over 700 days and still is not answering. Anything I can file or do to help speed it up?

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Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush
  • Media, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: This question is, on the surface, rather odd because, unless she has obtained an order from the bankruptcy court allowing her divorce case to proceed, it cannot because the bankruptcy, as a federal action, overrides all state court actions relating to her assets. If you don't have an attorney, you'd better consult with an experienced family law attorney about your situation.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Highly recommend you consult a skilled bankruptcy attorney and a similarly skilled family law attorney to get this matter resolved.

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