May a husband and wife file jointly under Chapter 7 Nevada?
May a husband and wife file jointly under Chapter 7 in Nevada?
A husband and wife may file their case jointly in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Filing jointly will discharge both debts the couple had incurred before and during the marriage. Additionally, one member of the couple may file the case singly, but that spouse will only be protected from enforcement on any of the community debts as long as they are married. Therefore, you should consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to determine which of your assets are community and which are separate property. Furthermore, the non-filing spouse will also still have to provide information such as pay-stubs and tax returns for the other spouse’s bankruptcy. Also of note, the filing fee and credit counseling course fees are the same for joint and single filing.