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scboatman945
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Debts
      #616220 - 12/31/09 08:00 AM

My second wife and I have been married about 6 years. We have no kids at home. I make more than her, but she also makes decent money. She has a nice career and advanced degrees. We never merged our incomes and don't even pay taxes together. We each have debts. Most of my debt is from
fixing up our house. Things like a new roof. She also has substantial debt. Alot of it is student loans. If we divorce can they hold me responsible for her debts? I've never taken care of any of her bills. I really don't even know whatshe has or owes.


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Re: Debts [Re: scboatman945]
      #616685 - 12/31/09 07:38 PM

Generally if the debts are not in your name, you can't be held liable for them. You've never merged accounts, you don't file taxes together -- whose name is the house in?

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philivey
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Re: Debts [Re: BeachBabeRN]
      #617836 - 01/05/10 03:04 PM

Does it matter whose name is on the house? If my name is on the house I own and I pay my mortgage out of an account that isn't joint can she take me to court and win for 50 50 equity?

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Re: Debts [Re: philivey]
      #617974 - 01/06/10 01:25 AM

Phil.....yes, for equity earned during the marriage.

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