You Can File For Bankruptcy Without Your Spouse

You Can File For Bankruptcy Without Your Spouse

By |January 4th, 2014|

If you’re married, you can file for bankruptcy without your spouse.

I could make this into a longer article, telling you a story or painting a broad picture.

But it’s not necessary.

There’s no law that requires you to file for bankruptcy with your spouse.

You don’t need your spouse’s permission to file for bankruptcy.

Your spouse’s social security number isn’t going to go onto your bankruptcy petition.

Your spouse doesn’t need to appear in court with you, and your bankruptcy won’t negatively impact your spouse’s credit score.

If you become my client, you can ask me this question again and again. I’ll tell you the same thing – again and again.

Of course, that doesn’t answer the question of whether you should file for bankruptcy without your spouse. For that answer, you’ll need to go through a laundry list of questions.

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About the Author:

I've been a consumer protection lawyer since 1995, working to help people end their bill problems. I'm a faculty member at the Student Loan Law Workshop, a nationally recognized speaker, and a long-time member of both the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and National Association of Consumer Advocates.