Brandon, Florida, Bankruptcy Lawyer for Married Couples
Less Expensive to File Jointly
Under certain circumstances, married couples may choose to file bankruptcy
as individuals, rather than as a married couple. Filing separately is
completely legal. It is also possible for one of the spouses to file,
and leave the other spouse off of the petition. If you are married and
considering filing separately or as a single individual, it is important
to remember that debt assumed while you were married may be considered
joint debt. If only one spouse files, it will not relieve the non-petitioning
spouse from any debt obligations that may or may not be
discharged. A married couple filing as separate petitioners, or if only one spouse
chooses to file, generally makes sense only if there is no joint debt.
filing for divorce?
Many couples choose to file bankruptcy prior to their divorce, or as a
result of divorce. It is often advantageous to file as a married couple
to eliminate the commingling of debt obligations, following your divorce
judgment. If you are considering divorce, there are special rules that
apply regarding your bankruptcy petition.
In most cases, married couples can save attorneys' fees and court costs
by filing jointly, as both spouses can list joint and personal debt on
the schedule of assets, income and debts.
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Learn more about being married but filing separate bankruptcies. Call an
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From three convenient office locations, we represent individuals, families
and business owners in bankruptcy matters in
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