Does my spouse still have to give the last 6 months of income, even if she is not filing for bankruptcy? 12 Answers as of May 04, 2016

I have been married for only 3 months.

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Philip R. Boardman, Attorney at Law
Philip R. Boardman, Attorney at Law | Phil Boardman
Yes. The bankruptcy process requires full disclosure of the entire household income. When married that means the spouse's income must be divulged as well.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 5/4/2016
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Yes, if you lived together in that 6 months. No, if you did not live together.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/4/2016
Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law
Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law | Christiaan van Niekerk
Yes, it runs on the household income that is why.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 5/3/2016
Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
It's your household income for the past 6 months, so if she didn't live with you before the marriage or if you have separate finances before the marriage, then only add in her income for the past three months.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 5/3/2016
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
Local rules govern this question. In particular if you live in one of the eleven community or 'marital' property states, including Wisconsin. You could have your lawyer ask the case Trustee to limit the disclosure only to the time since your wedding but what difference does it really make? If there is! Something your husband needs to hide, then he should retain his own EXPERIENCED bankruptcy lawyer and under the shield of confidentiality tell him or her all the facts. If there is nothing to hide, why not just make the disclosure? Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 5/3/2016
    Garner Law Office
    Garner Law Office | Daniel Garner
    If you have only lived together for 3 months, then you can disregard the income she made prior to your marriage. Her income needs to be counted for the time period when you shared a household, whether married or not.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 5/3/2016
    Scott Goldstein | Scott Goldstein
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 5/3/2016
    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    When you get married, your spouse is considered to be part of your household and must disclose all income records during the previous 6 months. Even if you were not married that entire time. Which is why I typically suggest people file bankruptcy BEFORE getting married.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 5/3/2016
    Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
    If your attorney is asking for that information, then yes you have to.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/3/2016
    Goldsmith & Guymon
    Goldsmith & Guymon | Marjorie Guymon
    No. She should not have to.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 5/2/2016
    Marc S. Stern
    Marc S. Stern | Marc S. Stern
    That is something that your husband's attorney, and he should be separately represented, should advise him on.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/2/2016
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