Will filing for bankruptcy in Canada affect my USA spouse? I recently got married to my USA spouse and am in the process of applying for my Visa to the USA.
I’ve received information that I can’t transfer my car loan etc to the USA and I can’t pay the loans off in full.
If I apply for bankruptcy in Canada will it affect my American spouse and my future credit in the USA??
I am not an expert in US bankruptcy law so I cannot say if your Canadian bankruptcy will affect your US Spouse or if a Canadian bankruptcy will affect your US credit.
If she were in Canada I would say your bankruptcy would NOT affect her. But in the US, I’m not sure. There is a further potential wrinkle if she is in a communal property state vs a common law state.
Earl Sands, Licensed Insolvency Trustee