Legal Question in Bankruptcy in Georgia

Can a wife file bankruptsy without her husband having to file?

Asked on 10/27/11, 6:55 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Jennifer Jakob-Barnes Jakob-Barnes Law Firm, LLC

Yes. When you are married living in the same house, you do not have to file bankruptcy together. Both incomes have to be taken in account to determine what type of bankruptcy you qualify for.

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Answered on 10/27/11, 6:58 am

Richard Jones Jr Richard M. Jones, Jr.

The answer is yes. However I would suggest that you consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to verify that is the proper course to take.

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Answered on 10/27/11, 7:26 am
Glen Ashman Ashman Law Office

Yes, although both people's incomes are still reported and affect the filing. Whether it is a good idea to file separately or jointly, or for only one party to file, is a decision that should be made after consulting a bankruptcy lawyer.

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Answered on 10/27/11, 8:53 am

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