Can One Spouse File Chapter 7 and the Other Chapter 13?

A married Asian couple looking at a computer, hands on their heads, trying to answer the question, "Can One Spouse File Chapter 7 and the Other Chapter 13?"

Let’s be honest. When it comes to bankruptcy, there may be a lot you just don’t know. Bankruptcy is complicated. And it gets even more complicated when you’re married and have separate debt from your spouse. So, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. That’s where we come in. We recently answered the question “Can one spouse file for Chapter 13 and not the other?” but this is just one option married couples have when considering bankruptcy. Another common question we’re asked is, “Can one spouse file Chapter 7 and the other Chapter 13?” We will address this question and more throughout this article.

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