How to File for Bankruptcy Without Your Spouse?

Answer Filing for bankruptcy without your spouse is a complicated procedure that may or may not provide the protection sought by creditors. If you and your spouse are jointly liable for a debt, creditors ... Read More »

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Can one spouse file for bankruptcy?

It is possible for one spouse to file bankruptcy and not the other spouse. The spouse who does not file may be liable for the unpaid debt depending on the chapter of bankruptcy that was filed and i... Read More »

Can a Spouse File for Bankruptcy Without the Other's Consent?

A bankruptcy filing can be undertaken by anyone as long as he is permitted by law. The filer does not require the consent of his spouse but there are several good reasons why they should both be on... Read More »

Do I have to notify my ex-spouse if I file bankruptcy?

You do have to notify your ex-spouse if they co-signed any of the debts you are attempting to discharge via bankruptcy. They may become liable for the entirety of the joint debt from which you are... Read More »

Can one spouse declare bankruptcy?

In states with community property laws, such as Arizona, Louisiana and Idaho, creditors can take the assets from the person filing for bankruptcy as well as his spouse. In other states, creditors c... Read More »