Can a Married Couple File Bankruptcy As a Single Person?

Answer One common misconception believed by married couples is that they must file bankruptcy together. Filing bankruptcy separately may or may not be the wisest idea, because filing bankruptcy as a singl... Read More »

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Can one file for single bankruptcy if married?

According to, a married person can file for bankruptcy without her spouse, however, any joint accounts could harm the spouse when filing. A married person should think abou... Read More »

Can a married person file taxes as single?

A married person can only file taxes as single if he is legally separated from his spouse. However, two married persons can still file taxes separately. This is known as "married filing separately.... Read More »

Can a married person file bankruptcy on just their bills?

Sometimes marriage and debt don't go hand-in-hand. For instance, you may have personal debt that you want to discharge, but worry that it will affect your spouse. Bankruptcy is a legal process to h... Read More »

Can a married couple claim individual bankruptcy?

A married couple should file joint bankruptcy if both are equally responsible for the debts. However, if one person is significantly more responsible, it is possible to file individual bankruptcy w... Read More »