There are intersections among certain family law issues and estate planning and bankruptcy. For example, divorce and bankruptcy often go together because if debt is assigned to one spouse who cannot pay, creditors can sue the other spouse. So, sometimes bankruptcy and divorce are both needed to get a fresh start.
Divorce and estate planning often go together because after the divorce each spouse will want to have a separate property trust to hold the property they receive in the Divorce Decree to integrate with a prenuptial agreement for the protection of themselves if they marry again as well as children. Divorcing spouses also want to get each other off of their beneficiary designation and appointments as power of attorney for health and finances.
The three family law areas in which I practice are: