Q: What if my wife refuses to pay for my debt?
I have judgments against me totaling around $60,000 for credit card debt, plus another $40K in unsecured debt that has not been brought to court. All of this debt is in my name only. I am self-employed, but currently struggling/out of work. I would like to file a chapter 7, but my wife's salary is too high. I did the preliminary paperwork and there is no way that we could make the payment suggested. The house is hers and I have no other assets. If my wife is unwilling to make payments on my behalf, what other options are there?
EDIT: She is not filing. Only me. We are still married living together. I was told that her income has to be included and disqualifies me from filing Chapter 7.
A: Try a Chapter 7 just in your name. Your wife has no obligation to pay your debts. Consult a competent bankruptcy lawyer who can review your financial situation before you do anything.
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