Same gender couples now have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as all other married couples in the Bankruptcy courts. Illinois fortunately allows same sex or same gender marriage.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Legally married same gender couples can file a joint Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case. If you are legally married but live in a state that does not allow or recognize same sex marriage, you can still file a joint case. For example, the individuals are married in Illinois but now live in Alabama-the couple can file a joint bankruptcy case.
Other than what is mentioned above all matters of pre-Marriage planing, Marriage and Divorce involving Bankruptcy are the same as discussed in our other blogs, as follows:
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