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If I file in a community property state, does my wife's

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If I file for bankruptcy in a community property state, does my wife's properties before our marriage get protected?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Yes. Your wife's property before marriage is her separate property.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What about she is buying properties here in the near future without using my money, under her name, would that be out reach from my creditors including the IRS?
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, so long as she keeps the properties separate.