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Q: Can I prevent my husband from filing for bankruptcy? Does he need my permission in order to do so?

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Stuart Nachbar
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Stuart Nachbar
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: No you can not technically prevent him from doing it. Although he is required to include your income for the last six months and prove.same via paystubs.

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Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: He can file alone. Your household income will be disclosed, but his filing should not impact your credit score significantly.

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Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven
Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Green Bay, WI

A: No. A married person can file a bankruptcy as a single filer. He will have to list you as a non-filing spouse. Your income will be included on his schedules and he will have to submit your paystubs and tax returns.

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