Can married people file bankruptcy by themselves?

Answer A debtor always has the option to file for bankruptcy independently--even if he's married. If only one spouse files for bankruptcy, however, the other spouse may still be liable for joint debts acc... 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 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 File Bankruptcy As a Single Person?

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 »

How many people file bankruptcy each year?

According to a press release from the U.S. Federal Courts, there were 1,202,503 bankruptcy filings during the 12 months ending March 31, 2009, including 1,153,412 personal bankruptcies and 49,091 b... Read More »