If I accrued a large debt 4 years ago and was married 6 months ago, will my husband be financially responsible for it?

UPDATED: May 20, 2014

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If I accrued a large debt 4 years ago and was married 6 months ago, will my husband be financially responsible for it?

Asked on May 20, 2014 under Bankruptcy Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Typically, a later-married spouse will not be liable, or financially responsible, for debt occured by his/her spouse prior to marriage. However, that said, your share of any joint or marital assets (e.g. of joint bank accouts, a home, or a car) could be targetted by your creditor.


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