Over the years, I have learned that there is a lot of misinformation circulating about bankruptcy. Much of the information is good and gives fair description of how a bankruptcy filing may impact you. However, there is a lot of misinformation or simply untrue information about bankruptcy. The next several blogs will deal with a number of these myths people may read about filing bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy Myth 8: If You’re Married… Both You and Your Spouse Have To File For Bankruptcy.
FACT: Cases are filed every day where a husband, or a wife, but not both, file bankruptcy. In many cases, where husband and wife both have a lot of debt, it makes sense and saves money for them to both file, but it is never a ‘requirement’ under the law. However, in many situations, there is no good reason at all for the second spouse to file. In these situations, the spouse who needs the help can file and leave the other spouse completely out of it.