Q: Husband threatening to file bankruptcy so I end up with less money should I file for divorce before he files bankruptcy
A: It does not matter fully. In the bankruptcy your husband may lose assets to creditors, but he may not. Your claim for assets, as well as support, is independent of the bankruptcy. I always tell people to do what is best for them. Do not get divorced just because of the bankruptcy, but if you want to get divorced, do not get deterred by a bankruptcy.
A: The bankruptcy will have no effect on child support or spousal support, as for other "property" unless it is separate property the bankruptcy probably won't make much of a difference if at all. If you are going to file for divorce do so before the bankruptcy just don't do it because of the bankruptcy.
A: Technically the Bankruptcy Trustee is the trustee of the assets in the bankruptcy estate. As such, distribution in the divorce may be subject to claims on non-exempt assets by the Trustee. It should not affect child or spousal support. If you file before the bankruptcy is filed, the divorce case might be delayed slightly, as a bankruptcy stays all litigation. You shouls speak to an attorney who understands both bankruptcy and divorce law.
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