Will I be responsible for the house if I leave?

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Will I be responsible for the house if I leave?

We are trying to get a loan modification on the house we live in and are trying to sell it. We will be declaring bankruptcy after all of this. I want to know if I can get out of the marriage now.

Asked on May 11, 2009 under Family Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

There are simply too many possibilities here for a simple answer.  One thing that I do know, is that you and your wife would not be able to file a single, joint bankruptcy after the divorce, and quite possibly not after the divorce has been filed, especially if you are no longer living together.

You should start by talking to a Pennsylvania divorce lawyer, if possible one who also does bankruptcy work.  While you might have to pay for a consultation (bankruptcy attorneys these days are very busy, and working long hours), it's almost certainly your cheapest option in the long run.  One place you can start looking for this lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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