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In the state of Utah .... can a person file there own bankruptcy

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In the state of Utah .... can a person file there own bankruptcy ? also when one party of a divorced couple file is the other party still held accountable ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  cfortunato replied 4 years ago.
Hi JACustomer,
Regarding your question about accountability for the non-filing ex-spouse, is this in reference to joint debts owed by both parties, or for debts only the filing spouse is responsible for?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
By both parties
Expert:  cfortunato replied 4 years ago.

1) Yes - a debtor can file their own Bankruptcy any state - including in Utah. (A debtor can also pay a Bankruptcy preparer $200 to fill out the 60-page application for him or her.)

2) If only one ex-spouse files a Bankruptcy, the other ex-spouse will remain liable for those debts.


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