Santa Rosa Family Law Attorneys

Caring Santa Rosa Family Law Attorneys

There are many things to consider when facing divorce that can keep you awake at night and cause a lot of worry. There is the obvious task of dividing the property owned by both spouses during the marriage  The issue of alimony may arise if one spouse has been financially dependent on the other during the marriage. If the couple has children, child custody and child support will have to be determined.

Our overwhelming concern for the safety of our loved ones can be highly disruptive to both your sleep and job performance when your family is undergoing a transition. Divorce and child custody battles can have a large emotional impact on everyone involved. Levy Carroll Law hopes to ease your burdens during such times by offering experienced and compassionate representation on any of your family law needs.

Zachary Carroll and Julie Levy have over 20 years of legal experience helping clients with divorces, custody concerns, child support, guardianship, spousal support and modifications of post divorce decrees. Their law team believe their work is centered on providing safety and security for the ones you care about most.

Contact Levy Carroll Law today or call 707-523-1515 to schedule an appointment to discuss your family law concerns.

Your Best Interests-Caring Representation

It is important to work with a lawyer who has your financial best interests in mind during the divorce process. Attorneys Zachary A. Carroll and Julie Levy can help you identify your specific legal options based on your needs and goals for the future. Understanding that divorce can be financially straining, we can also explain your divorce and bankruptcy options if necessary.

Whether you need assistance in a divorce, child custody or support proceeding, guardianship matter or any other type of family law issue, Levy Carroll Law is ready to help. Contact their Santa Rosa office today to schedule an initial low-cost consultation.

Santa Rosa Divorce and Bankruptcy Lawyers

Timing of Bankruptcy & Divorce

Even if spouses are currently separated, it is often beneficial to file a joint bankruptcy petition before filing divorce. If the spouses can agree and work together, many times a pending divorce can be greatly simplified by eliminating debts through a bankruptcy.

If one or both of the spouses wait until after divorce to file bankruptcy, complications can arise. Even though a divorce settlement can assign a debt to a spouse, the other spouse may still remain liable to the creditor personally. In other words, the bank will collect from you and you will be left trying to collect from your ex-spouse. If you have recently gone through a divorce and are either thinking about filing bankruptcy, or your ex-spouse already has filed bankruptcy you need to understand your risks and rights.

It is important to discuss your options as soon as possible with legal counsel. For more information about divorce and bankruptcy, please contact the Santa Rosa law office of Levy Carroll Law.

Debts From Marital Settlements

Debts incurred at the conclusion of a divorce/dissolution may or may not be dischargeable. If they are dischargeable, the ability to discharge them could very well depend on which type of bankruptcy you filed. If either of you are preparing to file bankruptcy, or you are the former spouse of someone who has filed bankruptcy, it is important to understand your rights.

Child and Spousal Support Arrears

While child support and spousal support is generally not dischargeable in any type of bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be used to cure support arrears. If you have fallen behind it may be very advantageous to cure your arrears through a bankruptcy. This is because support is considered a priority debt and will generally be paid before almost all other creditors. As unpaid child support will follow you indefinitely, you should discuss the option of Chapter 13 with us to learn about your options.