Over 34 years, I have assisted my clients with debt problems having filed more than 32000 Chapter 7
and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy petitions
Thanks for your question. Note, regardless of what state you may file in, Bankruptcy is a federal law. As such, there are specific codes
that affect transfers of assets made prior to filing a bankruptcy. In your case, any transfer made to your wife, or anyone else within 24 months of filing the bankrutpcy must be disclosed at the time the bankruptcy is filed. Further, the trustee
may avoid/rescind the transfer as it being a fraudulent transfer. Even worse, the trustee can refer the matter to the Department of Justice for prosecution of bankruptcy fraud.
To answer your question a little differenly, it your spouse does not have any assets that you have an interest in, you can file bankruptcy without including your wife in the filing and she will not be involved.