Question: “Am I responsible for the debts of my ex-wife or ex-husband?”
“If the debts in question are only your ex-wife’s or ex-husband’s, you should not be responsible for them. However, if you also signed on the underlying note or credit obligation, then you may be responsible. Also, if there is a divorce decree or marital settlement agreement which defines that you have to take some liability for those debts, then you may in fact be obligated under those debts. The obligation however won’t be to the creditor, it will be to your ex-wife or ex-spouse in assisting them to pay off the debt in question.”
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