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if my husband is filing for bankruptcy – and i have not worked for the past 12 years (having stayed home to raise kids) i am just re-entering the work force – should i and/or can i stay out of his filing in order to retain my credit?

Asked on June 17, 2009 under Bankruptcy Law, Maryland


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You most likely will be impacted. Your husband filing bankruptcy will impact you and your credit, especially if dealing with marital property and marital debt.

Check out the following and then you and your spouse should consult with a bankruptcy attorney in Maryland who has experience with your type of situation.  Try  and check his or her record at the Maryland State Bar.

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