If I am married, can I file for bankruptcy by myself?

NJ Bankruptcy Law FAQ

Q) If I am married, can I file for bankruptcy by myself?

A) In the event that you file for bankruptcy alone, your spouse will only be liable for any joint debt.  In New Jersey, your bankruptcy estate will include all property held separately by you and half of the jointly held marital property.  Your spouse would only see effects of the bankruptcy filing on the property you hold jointly.

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