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I need to file bankruptcy, I do not want it to affect my spouses credit. The only joint debt we have is our house and my car. W live on a community property state.
If my husband and I divorced and the house and car becomes his property will he be able to keep it and it not be affected by the bankruptcy?
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Bankruptcy Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Thank you.
Your own filing of divorce should not affect your ex's credit directly.
It also depends on what kind of Bankruptcy is filed for - Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.
Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a spouse’s debts are wiped clean, but the creditor can pursue the other spouse.
Under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debtor plans to repay the debts, and the creditor generally leaves the other (ex) alone, provided that bankruptcy plan payments are timely paid.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Let's say as part of the divorce I provide a quick claim deed of the house to my ex husband, and then I file bankruptcy. Will the creditors have the ability to go after any equity in the house now owned by my husband?
Bankruptcy Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

Not necessarily. However this also depends on the type of BK which is filed and the circumstances surrounding the matter. I do not mean to be "elusive," but THIS website explains it well.

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