Bankruptcy and Divorce

A Knowledgeable Attorney Who Can Navigate Your Case For You

A common factor which leads to divorce revolves around money. In many cases, the emotional strain which money issues can bring upon a couple becomes too much to bear. If you are experiencing marital problems and also facing the possibility of bankruptcy, you need a knowledgeable and aggressive Chicago divorce attorney to help you through this rough time. At the Chicago based family law firm of Taradash Given, P.C., we constantly strive to serve our client’s in an aggressive yet compassionate manner. We have the experience to understand any family law issue which may arise, including a bankruptcy. Whether you need to file a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 7, we have the knowledge and resources to make sure that you are fully protected. Regardless of the situation you find yourself, you need a strong advocate who will make sure that you get what you are entitled to.

How Does Filing a Bankruptcy Affect a Divorce Case?

The filing of a bankruptcy during the divorce will play a factor in how your case proceeds. During a divorce, if one spouse files for divorce, there is an automatic “stay” on the divorce proceedings. This “stay” simply means that the divorce court will not adjudicate property rights or maintenance (alimony) issues until the bankruptcy court gives its approval to do so. If you are receiving support and/or maintenance, however, during the divorce, your spouse still has an obligation to comply with the appropriate Order.

If your former spouse files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after the divorce proceedings are finalized, he/she still has an obligation to notify you of the bankruptcy if you are receiving child support and/or maintenance from your ex. This requirement of notification is to protect your rights to family support. It is crucial that you choose a Chicago divorce lawyer who is well versed in both Illinois divorce law and the bankruptcy code to make sure that your rights and interests are always protected.

Safeguarding Your Future

In many ways, going through a divorce is similar to closing a business. You and your partner have to decide how to divide money, debt and property. Bankruptcy proceedings are really no different. Bankruptcy can be an invaluable tool to protect your financial future and your property from creditors. Because both divorce proceedings and bankruptcy proceedings can be life changing and emotional events, it is imperative that you have an experienced, skillful attorney who can lead you and ensure that your rights are protected.

Are You Going Through a Divorce and Thinking of Filing for Bankruptcy?

If you are going through a divorce and either you or your spouse is considering filing for bankruptcy, you should immediately sit down and talk with a Chicago divorce attorney. At Taradash Given, P.C., our attorneys’ sole emphasis is to make sure that you are sheltered and hat your rights are protected. Taradash Given, P.C. handles cases in Chicago and throughout the greater Chicago land area. Contact us online or call (312) 775-1020 to speak with an experienced, compassionate and aggressive attorney who will fight for you.

Not Happy With Your Attorney?

It happens every day. Clients going through a divorce, or any family law matter, change lawyers during their case. It’s simply a fact of life. Sometimes the lawyer just doesn’t get the intricacies of divorce court or, perhaps, the client and the lawyer just don’t get along.

Frequently Asked Questions

When going through a divorce, most people don’t know what to expect. From the length of the divorce to the cost and everything in between, there are many unknowns. Relax. This is why it is important to have a seasoned Chicago divorce lawyer representing you.

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Excellent lawyer and a good human being - He was fast, he was empathetic, he was sure about what he was doing, got me my divorce very quickly while I was stuck with another lawyer for 6 months. Very courteous and doesn't try to bluff you.


Dean helped me through one of the worst times of my life. I married my best friend and we had three kids together. After things began to turn for the worst she sought a divorce and began threatening to withhold my children from me. She then kicked me out of our home. This became a nasty divorce and...


In addition to knowing his stuff, Dean was very supportive during a process that was emotionally difficult. He listened and helped me every step of the way in the divorce process. Dean was very responsive and everything was handled very professionally. Highly recommend.

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By far this is the best experience I’ve had! They were considerate of my feelings and misfortune due to my injuries! They always got back to me on the progress of my claim! I would recommend them highly if your looking for a good legal team! Thank you Steve for all your hard work and what you did...

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I want to express my appreciation for the exceptional work done by Morgan at Taradash Given P.C. She worked day and night negotiating with my former spouse and was a true advocate. Her commitment and dedication to my case did not go unnoticed and I am very grateful for her efforts. Additionally...

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