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

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 08/31/2021

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A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the July 2021 webcast, Navigating the Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy: What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know About Bankruptcy Law.


Topics Covered

  • 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
  • Stay up to date with a brief overview of the proposed Chapter 10 bankruptcy, and how it could affect your clients going forward

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 best to take care of your client.

The speakers guide you carefully through this tricky intersection, and provide their advice as bankruptcy and family law practitioners. 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.

Stay up to date on expansive proposed changes to the Bankruptcy Code, and the new Chapter 10 bankruptcy.


 
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Jennifer T. Langley, Langley Maskell, PLLC / Virginia Beach
Jennifer Langley is an AV-rated principal attorney at Langley Maskell, PLLC with over a decade of experience in government contracting, finance law, bankruptcy, and consumer finance. 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. She chairs the firm’s consumer bankruptcy practice, representing both creditors and debtors alike. 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, Ms. Langley 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.

Michael P. Maskell, Langley Maskell, PLLC / Virginia Beach
Michael Maskell is a managing partner at Langley Maskell, PLLC. He is a family law attorney with experience in negotiating and drafting premarital and separation agreements, divorces, child custody/support, and guardianships/conservatorships. Mr. Maskell joins Ms. Langley in the firm’s consumer bankruptcy practice, representing both creditors and debtors. He is a graduate of Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, who received his B.S. and M.S. in Physics from Old Dominion University, and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to practice before all Virginia state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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