Yes, you can file bankruptcy without a spouse. Should you though? The answer ultimately depends on your financial situation. If all or a majority of the crippling debt is exclusively in your name, or if your spouse may soon receive a large inheritance, it does make sense for you to file bankruptcy without your spouse. However, there are benefits to filing for bankruptcy jointly. Depending on the state you live in, you may be able to double your exemptions. You could also have more of your combined debt wiped out. It's worth speaking to a bankruptcy attorney to determine the best course of action if you're considering filing for bankruptcy. Attorney, Mike Benson offers free initial consultations. Mike will sit down and review your finances with you to help you decide how to best proceed. You can schedule a free consultation here: