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If the couple Does Not reside in a community property state then a spouse is not responsible for the other spouse's debts when said debts are solely incurred. If the couple does reside in a CP state it does not matter who incurs the debt as the law assigns the married couple equal rights to assets and equal responsibility for debts.

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Q: Is there any way to not be responsible for debt incurred by your spouse but yet stay married?
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In Michigan is your spouse responsible for debt incurred in your name?

Not for private debt. Just make sure that the spouse is not a co- applicant. The spouse is responsible only if they are co-applicant.


In Florida are you responsible for debt that is solely incurred by your spouse?

No, Florida is not a community property state. Married couples who do not reside in CP states are only responsible for those debts that are jointly incurred during the marriage.


Is spouse responsible for medical debt after spouse's death if bills were incurred prior to marriage?

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Is a spouse responsible for your debts before the marriage?

Absolutely not ! Whether you're single, engaged or married YOU are responsible for your OWN debt ! Even after you get married - your spouse is NOT responsible for debt YOU owe !


Is spouse responsible for debt after death in Alabama?

The estate will be primarily responsible. The spouse indirectly will pay, as they cannot inherit until they are resolved and they benefited from the debts incurred.


If you die in Tennessee with credit card debt in your name will your spouse be obligated to repay the debt?

No, Tennessee is not a community property state. Married couples living in non community property states are not responsible for debts incurred solely by either spouse.


Is a spouse financially responsible for debts incurred before the marriage?

Not unless the spouse signed the debt paperwork. However, will they chase one spouse to get to the other spouse, yes they will.


In PA is the surviving spouse responsible for medical bills for a deceased spouse?

In Pennsylvania, the surviving spouse, or whoever is listed in the will as beneficiary, is responsible for medical bills. Any debt incurred would be owed by the living spouse.


In Florida is a spouse responsible for credit card debt that is solely incurred by the other spouse?

No. Florida like several other states treat marital debts as being separate when they are not jointly incurred.


Can a spouse be held responsible for wife's premarital credit card debt in NJ?

Yes because when you get married you are one so your spouse whould be responsible for their debt because that means their in debt to


Can your spouse be held responsible for your debt?

The Internal Revenue Service says a marriage is a business partnership and each spouse is responsible for all taxes owed. Creditors have a similar outlook. It may be different state to state, but as a rule, each spouse is responsible for all the debt incurred in the marriage.


When you are legally married are you responsible for paying your spouse's credit card debt?

If the account is joint then both spouses are responsible for repayment. If the account was incurred during the marriage and is held by one spouse and the couple live in a community property state both spouse's are responsible for repayment. If the account was incurred during the marriage by only one spouse and the couple does not live in a community property state, only the spouse who is the account holder is responsible for repayment.


If a 16 year old is legally married in the state of Tennessee incurs debt who is responsible for that debt the spouse or the parent of that 16 year old child?

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Do husband and wife absorb debt?

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In Texas Is a spouse responsible for the ex-spouse credit card debt?

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Is a wife responsible for debt made by her husband before marriage in the state of Florida?

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Is a spouse responsible for credit card debts in the other spouse's name?

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Does a spouse have to pay back a loan of a deceased spouse if they are not a joint holder of the loan?

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Is a spouse responsible for the medial debts of the other spouse?

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In Texas is a spouse responsible for credit card debt that is solely incurred by the other spouse under a credit card which was issued prior to the marriage?

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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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Is the surviving spouse liable for the deceased spouse's debt if their name is not on the account?

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Are you responsible for a debt incurred by your ex-husband on a credit card in your name in Ohio?

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If your spouse dies and your house is in your name via community property change are you then responsible for debts incurred by the deceased spouse?

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In Ohio is the surviving spouse responsible for the deceased spouse's medical and credit card debt?

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