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.
If the husband was not liable for the debt, then his wages cannot be garnished to collect on the judgment. The judgment is against the person who incurred the debt.
If there is a default judgment against you, you will be responsible for the charges. Your wages could be garnished if you do not pay or set up a payment arrangement.
If both parties are named in the judgment, then a lien can be placed against the property of either or both parties. There may be, however, the possibility of appeal and removal of one party due to the dissolution of marriage.
In some community property states it is possible for a creditor to garnish the wages of either spouse even if only one spouse is the judgment debtor if the debt was incurred during the marriage. Such a garnishment would not apply in cases of child support or alimony. In non CP states only the spouse who holds the account is responsible for the debt. Spouse's are not responsible for their partner's debts that were incurred before marriage regardless of where the married couple reside. That being the case, a judgment against a person before their marriage could not be enforced against the new spouse. Please be advised, that if the judgment has not been executed, it is the debtor's responsibility to file the allowed real and personal property exemptions and other pertinent information. In such a situation, the non debtor spouse could not have his or her wages garnished, but in most states it is possible to levy joint marital bank accounts.
It depends on what country you are writing this from.
No. Not unless the creditor can prove the debt was for items you both used.
If the title to real property is vested in a entireties estate, a money judgment would only attach if it is against BOTH the husband and the wife UNLESS the judgment is a Federal Tax Lien.
No you are responsible for his debt prior to marriage. Keep in mind that each come to the marriage with their own personal credit history. You are only responsible for joint accounts. Credit obtained in both names.
No. A spouse is not responsible for their spouse's debts that were incurred prior to marriage. The only debt that can be shared post-marriage that was incurred pre-marriage would be debt on an account that you became a joint account holder on after marriage.
YES, if they get a judgment against you, garnishment is next.
· Mubarah - husband and wife agree between themselves to terminate the marriage· Khul - when wife can obtain a divorce against her husband for having a genuine grievance against him by returning her marriage gift
A civil suit judgment is against the person who is named in the lawsuit. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, the wife would not be liable for the payment.