What are my rights if my wife filed for bankruptcy for herself but the lawyer put it through as a joint bankruptcy?

She signed all the papers thinking that they just need some of my info for asset purposes. When I called the law office they said there was nothing they could do because the paperwork was signed. So now what do I do?

Asked on February 18, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Wisconsin


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You can speak with some one else about the possibility of filing a motion for a voluntary dismissal of the petition.  It is not an automatic "okay" from the judge or trustee but it is possible.  It will still show up on your credit report as filed, however.  Good luck.

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