Stay At Home Moms: Divorce and Bankruptcy
It is an unfortunate occurrence, but divorce and bankruptcy often go hand-in-hand. While this can be a burden for anyone to overcome, stay at home moms are often the most severely impacted by this circumstance. Stay at home moms and unemployed wives are among the most vulnerable in a divorce. They typically have everything to lose: their husband, their home, their belongings, and they face the fear of losing their children. If you are a stay at home mother and are faced with divorce, it is imperative that you seek the guidance, counsel, and representation of a qualified bankruptcy lawyer.
In many cases, judges do not force a woman to find gainful employment while her divorce is still pending. However, this is not in all cases. Under careful guidance, stay at home moms who are not employed can begin looking into options regarding their future. Children must be cared for and financially supported throughout a divorce. If a stay at home mom is the one generally providing for the care of the children, a judge will typically order temporary or “pendent lite” spousal support to provide financial assistance to purchase groceries, clothing items, and to take care of your own personal necessary expenses.
At Gingold & Gingold, LLC, attorney Ira D. Gingold has been practicing bankruptcy law since 1971; his daughter and partner, Jamie L. Gingold, has an extensive background in bankruptcy, business, finance, and real estate law. Filing bankruptcy is a very stressful situation. Filing while going through divorce adds an even more burdensome layer of difficulty. At our law firm, we take the bankruptcy burden off your shoulders, completing paperwork, advising you, and discussing how child support and spousal support may affect your finances.
Stay at home moms who are not employed, who have never been employed, or who have not been employed for several years often face the direst situations and greatest stress when going through a divorce. Gingold & Gingold, LLC, will be at your side and on your side. We can help you get a fresh start on your financial life. We offer a free initial consultation to anyone considering filing for a Georgia bankruptcy during divorce. Please contact our practice today.