Bankruptcy: How It Affects Your Family Law and Physical Injury Cases (2017-2018 Credit)

Published by Virginia Trial Lawyers Association


If you represent clients in physical injury cases or practice family law, chances are some of your clients may be facing bankruptcy or have filed bankruptcy in the past. Join Brian Jones and Paul Hernandez for discussion to answer the following:

Under what circumstances can a spouse discharge a support or property-related debt obligation in bankruptcy? What is the jurisdictional interplay between the state court and the bankruptcy court in these cases?

When is a personal injury recovery part of the bankruptcy estate? When and how to disclose the potential recovery to the bankruptcy court? What if any exemptions may apply to the recovery? How to avoid discharging outstanding medical bills in a pending personal injury case?

o Recorded live March 30, 2017 at the VTLA Annual Convention, The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV.

Brian H. Jones
Areas of Practice
•Alimony & Spousal Support
•Child Support
•Childrens' Rights
•Criminal Law
•Custody & Visitation
•Domestic Violence & Neglect
•Family Law

Paul R. Hernandez
Paul Hernandez is a personal injury litigation attorney at Kalfus & Nachman. He enjoys a very active litigation practice in Virginia and North Carolina and represents individuals injured by the wrongdoing of others. Paul specializes in complex cases...More

Originally Published

March 31, 2017

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Bankruptcy: How It Affects Your Family Law and Physical Injury Cases - Paper
  • Bankruptcy in Family Law- Video
  • Bankruptcy in Personal Injury Law - Video

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