Can dependents file bankruptcy? 3 Answers as of August 27, 2010

Although I am listed as a dependent of my parents, they do not help me out financially. In fact, the primary reason that I remain a dependent is so that I can stay on their insurance plan. Partly because I am on my own, I have considerable credit card debt and student loans that I do not think I will be able to pay back. Can I file for bankruptcy as a dependent?

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Ariano & Reppucci
Ariano & Reppucci | Chris Ariano
Yes, you can file bankruptcy as a dependent. However, most likely you will not be able to get rid of your student loan debt.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 8/26/2010
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
You can file bankruptcy if you're eligible to file bankruptcy under a given chapter. It has nothing to do with being a dependent.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/26/2010
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