If you married, you may file bankruptcy without your spouse. At times, a joint filing may be recommended to protect your spouse. Your attorney will go over the pros and cons of an individual vs. a joint filing.
Under the federal bankruptcy law, you will need to disclose all household income and expenses. Unless your spouse’s name is on your debts, his/her name will not be mentioned in the bankruptcy. The petition will simple state “spouse’s gross income, spouse’s net income, spouse’s expenses.”
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