Timing is Critical

Red Hill Law Group understands timing can be  crucial in a divorce/bankruptcy interaction. Therefore, we collaborate with your family law attorney or provide a highly experienced family law attorney to develop the strategy most beneficial to your situation.  Because the filing of a bankruptcy  petition  generally brings all of the debtor's interests  in separate and jointly held property into the bankruptcy estate, brings all community property into the bankruptcy estate, and stays all of the property distribution aspects of a pending  divorce  case, a client contemplating  divorce or separation needs to be aware of the potential consequences that delay in obtaining a dissolution decree and final entry of property distribution orders may have on his or her property interests. Although there are situations in which it might be advisable for a client to delay filing bankruptcy until a divorce action has been completed, more often a family­ law practitioner will be advising a client to speed up the divorce process to beat a potential bankruptcy filer to the punch. On the other hand, if a couple contemplating a separation and a joint or separate bankruptcy filing are on sufficiently amicable terms, joint planning could reap significant advantages for both spouses.


  • Red Hill Law Group really knows their stuff. They certainly don’t try to push you into bankruptcy. They carefully explained everything, including how a short sale could impact you, and how sometimes it’s better to file Chapter 13, keep your house and make payments. They really seem to care about their clients and that’s very important to me. I recommend them highly.


  • The team at Red Hill Law Group took the time to explain our options and how they could help us climb out from under what seemed a mountain of debt.  Bert Briones was so professional, responsive and understanding of our situation it gave us the reassurance we needed to move forward.    I would recommend the Red Hill Law Group team to anyone struggling with credit card debt and unsure of what next steps to take.

  • Bert and his staff are truly exceptional. They treated me with respect and the utmost sensitivity. They were always easy to reach by phone too, which is huge. Altogether, working with them was a very positive experience for me, and I could not recommend them highly enough.

  • They made my hard situation so easy for me.  Accomodated my work schedule and so down to earth and friendly.  Told me exactly what to expect up front and every thing went exactly as planned.  Kelly, Bert’s assistant, was awesome too.  She is sweet, professional and organized!

  • Red Hill Law Group has helped in a way that would have been impossible for me to do on my own. They have negotiated on my behalf and have come up with a reasonable re-payment plan with my creditors.  Although this has been a long journey for me I look forward to the day that I am completely debt free and I will owe that respect to this law group.

  • Red Hill Law Group has been very helpful and resourceful. I was treated with respect and care.  The results were beyond my expectations.

Orange County Bankruptcy Attorney Bert Briones

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