bankruptcy and my husband

Sometimes filing bankruptcy individually isn’t necessarily the best option if you and your spouse share debts, and only one one of you files since debt collectors still have the ability to contact the non-filing spouse regarding debt payments. Filing jointly can be beneficial to your spouse in that situation, because it could protect them from debt collectors.

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file befor marriage

Here’s the thing, if you’re about to get married you’re smart to take time to strategize financially. Taking a large amount of debt into a marriage can be destructive on many different levels. One of the leading causes of divorce is money problems so it is defiantly wise to consider your options before you tie the knot.

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In my law practice I have represented debtors and creditors and for a time even worked for the bankruptcy courts.  I think I have a good idea of all the different parties in the process and where they are coming from generally.  In bankruptcy it is my observation that each side thinks the laws are…

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No, the United States Bankruptcy code does not require married couples to file together. However, in most of the cases I see, both spouses usually choose to file together. But there are exceptions, such as recent newlyweds, sometimes only one spouse files thereby preserving the credit standing of the other, non-filing spouse. You do need to…

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