Navigating the Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy: What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know About Bankruptcy Law

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, August 7, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Monday, August 20, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 1.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $80

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Why Attend?

  • Receive a quick overview of the basics of bankruptcy law
  • See how timing matters—get advice on the advantages and disadvantages of filing for bankruptcy before or after the divorce
  • Learn what assets are considered “property of the debtor’s estate” for purposes of a bankruptcy filing—recognize the differences between domestic support obligations and marital obligations for purposes of bankruptcy actions
  • Understand how your attorney fees may be affected by your client’s decision to file for bankruptcy—and get practical advice on what you can do to try to protect your fees

Family law issues and financial challenges often go hand in hand. Financial difficulties for a client may result in the client seeking your advice for a divorce, or conversely, a client’s pending divorce may lead the client toward consideration of bankruptcy options. Therefore, it is important to understand the intersection of family law and bankruptcy law—and how to best take care of your client.

The speaker will guide you carefully through this tricky intersection, and provide her advice as a bankruptcy practitioner. Learn how the timing of a bankruptcy can impact a divorce, and vice-versa; understand how assets will be treated during a bankruptcy, and the impact on potential child and spousal support awards; and recognize the impact of a client’s bankruptcy on your attorney fees, and what you can do to try to protect yourself.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (August 7)

12:00 Navigating the Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy: What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know About Bankruptcy Law
12:45 Question-and-Answer Session
1:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (August 20)

12:00 Navigating the Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy: What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know About Bankruptcy Law
12:45 Question-and-Answer Session
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER


Jennifer T. Langley, Inman & Strickler, P.L.C. / Virginia Beach

Jennifer T. Langley is a multifaceted and experienced attorney who practices in both transactional work and litigation. She focuses mainly on corporate and business matters, bankruptcy, civil litigation and wills, trusts, and estates.  Drawing on her years of experience practicing in high-level litigation, corporate restructuring, and business consulting, Ms. Langley brings a unique and valuable perspective to the practice of law.  Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Ms. Langley received her B.S. from University of North Carolina—Pembroke, her M.B.A. from Regent University, and her J.D. from the Washington & Lee School of Law. She lectures frequently on legal issues involving bankruptcy and corporate matters. In addition to being admitted to practice before all Virginia state courts, she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

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