Saint Marys, OH asked in Bankruptcy for Ohio

Q: Can I file bankruptcy alone?

I left in May 2008. Filed for divorce in May 2011. Finalized Oct. 2011. He racked up a 10k hosp bill in June 2011. They are now sending me letters and calling. Also we were sued in 2010 for another of his hosp bills and he has never made his payments. I paid 25 mthly for about 6 years. We owe more than beginning balance. Can I file bankruptcy alone for these? To get them to quit coming after me? Also can I add my current hospital bills from recent surgery to it that Ive been paying on ? This is in Ohio. I remarried in 2013.

Edit: We were not legally separated but lived in different residences. Our final papers state all debt after May 2008 belongs to whoever made the debt.

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Stuart Nachbar

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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Livingston, NJ

A: If you are officially divorced, yes you can. Remember to include any and all bills in your name

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Joseph Michael Romano Esq

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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I'd have to take a look at what your Separation Agreement says, but there would be no impediment to discharging all of this debt as to the original creditors. The Separation Agreement could cause issues if there was an assumption of debt provision.

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