November 8th, 2006 by Questions

My ex wife and I separated about 3 years ago. We are currently settling maters in the courts howvever in the meantime she has declared bankruptcy. There is a joint liability that she had mutually agreed to pay as her portion of the debt upon separation. My question is; will family court be forced to not recognize this liability when determining proper division of assests and liabilities? Also, should I have not been contacted by the trustee when she declared bankruptcy considering the pending divorce?


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, A licensed trustee said:

Since she has filed for bankruptcy, your attorney should be requesting updated financial information for her. She no longer has any responsiblility for her unsecured debts – she also no longer has any rights to most of her share of the families assets. It may make a difference in how things get settled in Family Court.

In regards to your comment that her trustee should have contacted you, it is only required if your ex is indebted to you. If she didn’t owe you any money directly then she was not obliged to provide her trustee with your contact information.

Time to go and see your lawyer again – sorry.

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