Bankruptcy and remarrying


Dear 369jal:

Greetings. It should not affect your credit that he filed a bankruptcy before your marriage to him. Yes, there is finality to divorce financial dealings. Yes, the ex-wife may be able to acquire some of your husband’s income as alimony, depending on the terms of the settlement. Child support is the same thing.

Your income has no relation to the child support your husband would pay. Yes, there is a cap on how high the child support can go (you can look at the child support guidelines on our website). Let me know any other specific questions. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

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Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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Hi: I’m in a relationship with someone who filed bankruptcy over the course of his divorce, will this negatively affect my credit once we’re married?

Also, is a divorce ever final, in terms of the financial dealings? Meaning, once we are married can his ex-wife acquire any assets that we build together? If yes, under what circumstance.

And lastly, I understand that his child support can be refigured once we are married, I make significantly more than his ex, so I’m sure that will rise, is their a cap on how high that support can go? How is that determined and can it change? (I don’t mean to seem petty but his ex overextends on credit cards and I’d like to do as much as possible to be sure the child benefits from the support, she will be with us a good deal of the time as well.)

Thank you.