27 Feb If I File For Bankruptcy Do I Have To Include My Spouse’s Income?
There are times when only one spouse in a marriage will want tofile for bankruptcy. Some of the factors to consider in determining whether spouses should file a joint orseparate bankruptcyare discussed by New Mexico BankruptcyAttorney Gini Nelsoninherarticle Must the Non-Filing Spouseâ€™s Information Be Disclosed?
Unfortunately, evenwhenonlyone spouse files for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy code requires that the income of both spouses must be included to determine the household income for purposes of the Means Test.
Ironically, only the actual financial contribution of a non-spouse room mate or significant other is used in calculating household income.
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