Filing Bankruptcy Jointly or as Individual

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Married couples sometimes don't agree about the decision to file bankruptcy. While one spouse may be interested in filing a Chapter 7, the other would like to stay clear of it. The decision to file is a difficult one and can be really devisive in these types of situations. There are options, however, that do allow married couples to file without their spouses.

It is not mandatory for married couples to file together. In most cases, it makes more sense for a married couple to file together as it is the same price to file as a couple as it is to file as an individual, and it ensures that all debts are included in the case. It is possible to file without one's spouse, however. The term used in bankruptcies for this is non-filing spouse.

As a bankruptcy attorney, I don't always recommend filing with a non-filing spouse. However, if it allows you to compromise with your spouse about how to proceed, it may be best to set up a consultation with a bankruptcy lawyer to go over your options.

As a bankruptcy attorney, I don't always recommend filing with a non-filing spouse. However, if it allows you to compromise with your spouse about how to proceed, it may be best to set up a consultation.

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