11 U.S.C. § 302 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 11. Bankruptcy § 302. Joint cases

(a)  A joint case under a chapter of this title is commenced by the filing with the bankruptcy court of a single petition under such chapter by an individual that may be a debtor under such chapter and such individual's spouse.  The commencement of a joint case under a chapter of this title constitutes an order for relief under such chapter.

(b)  After the commencement of a joint case, the court shall determine the extent, if any, to which the debtors' estates shall be consolidated.


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