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Homosexual Spouses Allowed A Joint Petition

Call: 888-297-6203 A homosexual couple got permission for filing a joint petition in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case despite the argument of the Trustee that their marriage is illegal under the Defense against Marriage Act (DOMA), as only the couples who are legally married can file joint petitions in bankruptcy. But on June 13, 2011, a bankruptcy court in California denied the dismissal of a joint Chapter 13 bankruptcy case for homosexual couple debtors. Under 11 U.S.C. 302(a), gay spouse debtors are permitted to file a single petition. The court’s statement was: “In this court’s judgment, no legally [...]