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 spouses credit report.

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