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Bankruptcy – Chapter 7 Petition – Unmarried Debtors – Notice & Hearing (access required)

Where debtors were engaged but not married when they filed their joint chapter 7 petition, the petition is dismissed despite debtors' claim that they should be allowed to file a joint petition because they have some joint assets and debts. As a threshold matter, notice of the hearing by the chapter 7 trustee was proper in ...