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In this case, a wife is not responsible for a judgment made against the husband prior to the marriage. She may want to help clear up this date in case there are joint credit situations.

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Q: Is wife responsible for judgment against husband made prior to marriage?
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In Nevada can a wife's wages be garnished by a civil judgment against her husband for debts he incurred during their marriage.?

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