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If I file for bankruptcy, does my spouse also have to file bankruptcy? Should we contact a bankruptcy attorney? Minnesota bankruptcies are the same as bankruptcies in other states, right?

Neither federal bankruptcy law nor Minnesota bankruptcy law requires a spouse to file for bankruptcy just because the other spouse files for bankruptcy. That said, it may be in the best interest of your family for only one spouse to file for bankruptcy, or it may be better for you and your spouse to file a joint bankruptcy petition.

An experienced Minneapolis bankruptcy lawyer can explain the pros and cons of each possibility to you and help you make the decisions that are right for you. Thus, it is important that you contact a bankruptcy attorney. Minneapolis bankruptcy lawyers at the Rosenzweig Law Office can help you through this difficult time and help you and your spouse make the decisions that are best for you.

Minneapolis bankruptcies are the same as bankruptcies throughout the state of Minnesota, but may be different from bankruptcies in other states. While bankruptcy is a federal court matter, other states may be community property states or have different exemption laws. Thus, it is important to contact an experienced bankruptcy lawyer, Minneapolis, MN, if you are considering bankruptcy in this state.

To find out more information about what you need to do to complete a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota, please contact an experienced Minneapolis Chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyer at (952) 388-2942 or (800) 619-8991 and please read our FREE book: What You Need to Know About Filing Bankruptcy in Minnesota.

Barry Rosenzweig
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Barry Rosenzweig, has 25 years experience as an attorney helping clients solve their legal problems.