Q: Can a bankruptcy trustee force me to sell or refinance my house in order to satisfy my separated wife’s creditors?
Spouse and I are physically separated but legally married. We share custody of two minor children. She lives in a rented apartment and I remain in the house we purchased jointly - the house where my children spend the majority of their days and nights. She just informed me of her intent to file for bankruptcy due to delinquent credit card accounts (that exist in her name only). Does the fact that our two children reside in the house offer any type of homestead protection to the residence?
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