United States Code

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§ 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.
(Pub. L. 95–598, Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2558.)
cite as: 11 USC 302