Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C.
Schaumburg Family Law Attorney

I’m Married, Can I File for Bankruptcy by Myself?

Yes, but your spouse will still be liable for any joint debts. If you file together you will be able to double your exemptions. In some cases where only one spouse has debts, or one spouse has debts that are not dischargeable then it might be advisable to have only one spouse file. If the spouses have joint debts, the fact that one spouse discharged the debt may show on the other spouse's credit report.

Contact Our Schaumburg IL Law Firm

Are you having a tough time navigating the ins and outs of the bankruptcy process? Attorney Robert Kaplan can help you and your spouse clarify any issues you have with the bankruptcy process. Please contact our Schaumburg IL law firm for a consultation. 



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