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If one spouse has credit cards in her name only and can't pay them off is the other spouse responsible?

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01/18/2007

If a married couple reside in a community property state both persons are generally held equally responsible for all debts incurred during the marriage regardless of which spouse incurred the debt. Married couples living in states that are not designated as community property are not responsible for each other's debts, although jointly owned marital property (bank accounts, real property) can sometimes be attached by creditors when only one spouse is the debtor.