Since you only filed for bankruptcy your husband's debt was not discharged even if you listed it. Therefore, he can be sued since YOU were the filer and not him. The discharge order only applies to your debt. I am sorry to hear about your experience with the law firm you chose to hire. Clients should NEVER be disrespected by their attorneys. However, they did not represent your husband in the bankruptcy and therefore he is not their client and they do not have to answer any question regarding his debt.
With all due respect, if there is to be blame it isn't on the law firm--they did what they were hired to do, they represented you, filed the bankruptcy for you, and obtained the bankruptcy discharge. Their obligation to communicate with you about your case ended when the discharge was entered and your bankruptcy case was closed. You are no longer a client of the firm. They do not have an on-going obligation to continue to communicate with you about a closed matter.
Your husband chose not to file bankruptcy. The law firm could not force him to file, and therefore the law firm could not have prevented this recent law suit.
The law suit against your husband is not related to your bankruptcy filing--it is a new matter, and the law firm is within its rights not to provide legal advise about a new matter for which it has not been retained.
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First, your former law firm is probably not obligated to represent you or even discuss this matter with you because apparently they were only retained to represent you in the bankruptcy.
Second, because of Wisconsin's Marital Property laws, and what is called the "phantom discharge" which generally protects the non-filing spouses marital property, the credit card company may not be able to sue your husband. You should retain an experienced bankruptcy attorney who is familiar with the "phantom discharge."
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It is quite normal for legal representation to end with completion of the project for which the lawyers were first hired. If you need new work now that your old lawfirm has closed your file, you need to make new fee arrangements, either with your old lawfirm or with a new one. Also, from what you seem to be saying, the creditor sued your former husband (whom the lawfirm apparently did not represent) and not you. If they never represented your ex husband, they have no obligation to deal with his problems in any event. Finally, your ex husband is in dire need of legal representation and should therefore consult with a lawyer before this problem becomes a wage garnishment or other collection enforcement action. Nonfiling spouses do have certain protections due to filing spouse's bankruptcy in WI, but the divorce may sometimes call these protections into doubt. A lawyer needs to thoroughly investigate this situation to see if any defense of this sort might still be available to your ex husband. My comments here are not legal advice, nor do they create an attorney client relationship between us. However, you always more than welcome to contact my office in Racine to discuss any additional questions which you may have or to set up a free consultation.