Can my spouse file bankruptcy without notifying me? 4 Answers as of September 29, 2010
I have been separated from my wife for nearly 3 years, but we are still legally married. I just discovered that she filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. But now her creditors are coming after me. We have joint debt together too. Am I liable for her debt and can she do all of this without even notifying me?
The Orantes Law Firm
| Giovanni Orantes
Yes, she can. A spouse does not normally need release from the other to file for protection under the bankruptcy laws, especially if actually separated.
Answer Applies to: California
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