Technically, there is no minimum debt required to file but it becomes less worthwhile if your debts are low. You should discuss your situation with a bankruptcy attorney to see if the costs are worth the benefits. You should also review what steps you can take to get your ex to pay his share. Did you sign a settlement or is there an order requiring him to pay his share of the marital debts?
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There is no minimum figure. Simply, if you have more than you can pay, then it is reasonable to look at the options. One option is bankruptcy. Yours is a common bankruptcy scenario.
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