We come across situations often where one spouse wants to file without involving the other spouse. Maybe one spouse carries the debt. Maybe the parties are divorcing. The questions I get most often are: (1) can I file alone? (2) what happens to the debt of the other spouse? (3) how else will my spouse be affected.
Sometimes this also comes up in situations where one roommate wants to file, and I've even had this happen a few times where the parties are in a relationship (whether straight or gay) and the question is "how does this affect my significant other?"
The answer is that it really won't affect the non-filing party. We explain further in this week's episode of the podcast!