How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Roger Your Own Question
Roger, Attorney
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Satisfied Customers: 31692
Experience:  BV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; SuperLawyer rating by Thompson-Reuters
Type Your Bankruptcy Law Question Here...
Roger is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I am married, my debt is in my name only can I go bankrupt

Resolved Question:

I am married, my debt is in my name only can I go bankrupt by myself only in california?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Roger replied 5 years ago.
Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a Bankruptcy litigation attorney here to assist you.

California is a community property state, so any debt that you've incurred during the marriage would be your spouse's debt as well. Thus, filing bankruptcy individually would not get rid of your spouse's obligation to pay.

The only way to get a full release would be for both of you to file.
Roger and other Bankruptcy Law Specialists are ready to help you