If I file bankruptcy, will get married and petitioned by my husband to be, will it affect my petition to him? 5 Answers as of December 15, 2016

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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
I never heard of married persons "petitioning" each other. You bankruptcy will not affect him, if that is the question. His income will be included however in the budget and means testing.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/15/2016
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Understand it is very hard to answer a question for someone who provides no background information or details. I am going to assume you are talking about an immigration petition. Bankruptcy lawyers do not generally know much about immigration cases. Although it has been more than 20 years since immigration was part of my practice of law, as long as you are able to show that you can support your husband and provide him with medical insurance to keep him from becoming a public charge, you having filed bankruptcy should not affect an otherwise good affidavit of support.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/15/2016
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
No, based on the info here.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 12/15/2016
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
Your question is not very clear. Are you asking if your filing BR will affect your husband-to-be? Or are you concerned that his filing for BR may affect you? You may want to re-phrase your question. But let me tell you in general that spouses are not liable for debts the other spouse incurred before the marriage.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 12/15/2016
Law Office of Michael Johnson
Law Office of Michael Johnson | Michael Johnson
No.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 12/15/2016
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