Las Vegas, NV asked in Bankruptcy for Nevada

Q: Can chapter 7 personal discharged bankruptcy be amended to include my wife's debt?

State of Nevada 9/9/11 was discharge date

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Malik Waqar Ahmad
Malik Waqar Ahmad
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: You could have joined her earlier, or she cal file her own chapter 7 bankruptcy. In Nevada, husband and wife are responsible for each other's debt but in order for her debts to be combined debt, she should have joined you in your chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you had asked her to stay, she would be responsible for her debts herself. Once you file together chapter 7, there is only one fee required. Again, you have to declare her income in your combined income. Again, she can do her own chapter 7 bankruptcy, if she had sizable debts of her own.

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