In a word, no. There is no bankruptcy rule that requires married individuals to file a bankruptcy case with their spouse. In fact, it is quite common to see married couples maintain separate finances to the point where one spouse is in need of bankruptcy relief, while the other spouse would be just fine not declaring bankruptcy. One important note, however, is that while the filing spouse’s bankruptcy will generally not affect the non-filing spouse’s credit or liability for debts in only their name, the non-filing spouse’s income and assets could affect the filing spouse’s experience in a bankruptcy case in community property states like Nevada. Be sure to discuss this matter with a bankruptcy attorney if you are a married individual considering filing bankruptcy.