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Answered 2012-02-21 14:37:41


Credit reports show individual and joint debts, but not as husband and wife.

For example, a married couple hold a joint mortgage it will be on both of their credit reports, individual accounts including medical bills will only appear on the CR of the spouse who incurred the debt.

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