Can you file a joint bankruptcy petition with your illegal alien spouse?
Yes, you and your spouse can file jointly. If your spouse has a tax identification number, he or she may use it instead of a social security number and file with you. As a practical matter, if you spouse does not have a social security number, it is unlikely he or she will have many items on a credit report. The illegal alien might not need to file. The reason a spouse might file is because a couple who files jointly can double their exemptions on their bankruptcy petition. Click here to visit our page on Florida bankruptcy exemptions.