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It is possible to file for bankruptcy protection individually even while married.
The bankruptcy trustee may request things of your spouse for income verification and asset verification purposes - but their separate income and assets are not going to be effected (see: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/i-am-married-filing-bankruptcy-alone-does-wife-need-the-341-hearing.html).
I do recommend retaining a bankruptcy attorney to assist you with this - filing can affect any joint accounts you have, joint property ownership, and joint credit (even those accounts you do not wish to have discharged), so having the bankruptcy petition properly prepared and represented can make a significant difference.
But it is not required to retain a lawyer (just highly recommended), see: http://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/bankruptcy/filing-without-attorney