What is the bankruptcy rule for marital property? 6 Answers as of September 02, 2014

My wife filed bankruptcy last year due to us getting a notice of garnishment. From our understanding in AZ if it was marital property and it was discharged under her bankruptcy they should stop them from filling it against me as well?

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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
I am not licensed is Arizona. I can not answer that question, sorry.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/2/2014
The bankruptcy discharge only affects the debts of the petitioner.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 9/1/2014
D.J. Rausa, Attorney at Law | D.J. Rausa
If the garnishment order is on both of you, then the judgment creditor can no longer proceed against the debtor. However, there is no co-debtor protection after discharge.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/29/2014
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
You should speak to an Arizona attorney as this is for NY attorneys and the regulations change state to state.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/29/2014
Law Offices of Daniel J Winter
Law Offices of Daniel J Winter | Daniel J Winter
You need to call a lawyer here in Illinois. Bankruptcy filing only eliminates that person's liability, not the spouse's. You may need to file for bankruptcy as well.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 8/29/2014
    Barnhart Law Office
    Barnhart Law Office | Bruce C Barnhart
    A bankruptcy discharges liabilities of the party filing bankruptcy. If your spouse filed an individual bankruptcy, her bankruptcy would have discharged her liabilities, but not your liabilities. If you are liable for one of her debts, the creditor may sue you.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 8/29/2014
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