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No. Debts made before marriage do not carry over into the marriage and become the responsibility of a new spouse, this includes community property states. However, the creditor can request the court to "freeze" the account of the non debtor spouse to determine if the account holds any funds that actually belong to the debtor spouse. All Social Security benefits, RRB, government pensions, all disability benefits, most private pensions, public assistance and child support (not spousal maintenance) are exempt from a judgment creditor.

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