Can't Add Your Spouse to Your Individual Bankruptcy Case Later

Your spouse does not have to file bankruptcy with you in Kansas, but make sure you don’t want to file a joint case, because you can’t add your spouse to the case later.

Judge Dale L. Somers denied an attempt by a debtor to add her spouse two months after she filed her case by amending her petition filed with the Court. In Re Cheryl R. Daly, 07-22628-13, (Bankr. D.Kan. 01-28-2007).

It would be possible for the nonfiling spouse to file his own case and then consolidate the two cases for administration.

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