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Credit card obligations to former spouse

by Lance Heisler

It is important to note that if you are divorced, and your divorce decree requires you to pay credit card debt  incurred by your former spouse during the marriage (including cards on which you are jointly liable with your former spouse),   you likely will not be able to discharge the obligation to your former spouse to make those payments on his or her behalf.

In other words,  if your former spouse is required make a payment on a credit card that your divorce decree required you to pay, you will be liable to reimburse your former spouse for any payments  he or she made on credit cards you were required to pay, even if you have listed that credit card debt in your bankruptcy petition.

If you have questions about how a divorce decree might impact your liability to pay credit card or other obligations,   call me at (507) 663-1211 or email me to schedule a free confidential appointment.

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