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Are you legally responsible for a spouse's debt when you marry?

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No. Debts incurred before the marriage belong to the individual, those made jointly during a marriage belong to both. Married couples who reside in a community property state are generally held accountable for debts made during the marriage regardless of which spouse actually incurred the debt(s). (Texas and Wisconsin do not treat all marital debt in the same manner as do the other community property states).

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