If I File For Bankruptcy Do I Have To Include My Spouse’s Income?

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 Spouse’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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I've been a consumer bankruptcy lawyer for nearly 25 years. Since that time I have helped many people resolve their financial problems. I have been practicing law since 1986 and I am licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Louisiana. Because I am a sole practitioner, you know that your debt matters are being handled by me personally. In addition to my work with consumers, I am also frequently asked to speak at local seminars on bankruptcy law. I am member of the following organizations: • Louisiana Bar Association • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys • Bankruptcy Law Network My office is located at: 3920 General DeGaulle Drive, New Orleans, LA 70114 Telephone: (504) 368-4101

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