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Debt Responsibility

Is my common law patner responsible for my debt?

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November 14, 2008 5:55PM

Typically, in Alberta anyway, whether married or common-law, unless both persons' names are on the debt - i.e. joint mortgage, joint line of credit, joint credit card, etc. - the other party is NOT responsible for all or even half of the debt.