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My wife accumulated 40 thousand worth of debt while living

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My wife accumulated 40 thousand worth of debt while living on her own- she now lives with me as a reuslt and filed for bankruptcy. She went to trustee meeting today and did not get her debt discharged because she now lives with me. She was told to amend her petition and include my financial info. I dont want to get mixed up in her mess... can I refuse to include my financial info in her petition? What are my options?

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Do you contribute to any of her household expenses?

Would you agree to sign a statement stating you do not support her or that you are seperated?

 

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Under the bankruptcy law a spouses income has to be included ina bankruptcy petition, it will have no bearing on your credit or status, it is for informational purposes, and your name and social security number would not be needed.

 

7:57 PM

Do you contribute to any of her household expenses?

Would you agree to sign a statement stating you do not support her or that you are seperated?

 

7:58 PM

Under the bankruptcy law a spouses income has to be included ina bankruptcy petition, it will have no bearing on your credit or status, it is for informational purposes, and your name and social security number would not be needed.

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Customer:

I pay for a cell phone family plan, other than that she pays for her own rent . We split utilities and food.


Customer:

yes i would sign a statement. I dont want to get mixed up in her mess


 

If she can convince the trustee that you in no way support her financially, or contribute to the household, it is possible, that the trustee would allow your income to be not included.

8:07 PM

Did she list her marital status as married or seperated?

8:10 PM

If you are living as a married couple, she would be required to atleast list your income, and what you contribute in the monthly expenses, in no way will you be affected by the information, but she may be denied a discharge without it.

8:11 PM

For example, if she is unemployed, and lives with you in the house, she cannot list 0 as income, the Court requires her to list your income, as part of the household income that helps her pay her expenses.

7:56 PM

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7:58 PM

Do you contribute to any of her household expenses?

Would you agree to sign a statement stating you do not support her or that you are seperated?

7:59 PM

Under the bankruptcy law a spouses income has to be included ina bankruptcy petition, it will have no bearing on your credit or status, it is for informational purposes, and your name and social security number would not be needed.

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If you do not want her to add your information, then you should consider providing her a letter signed by you, stating that you do not contribute to the household expenses, and she and you are separated financially in every way.

That may allow the trustee to allow her to get a discharge.

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