I am trying to get divorced and she wants me to pay half of the credit card debt. Can she make me?

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I am trying to get divorced and she wants me to pay half of the credit card debt. Can she make me?

None of the credit cards are in my name and never where…
She has recently bought a new vehicle…
I got stuck with a house that I owe 60000 on now…
Her name was on the house, but she filed for a quit deed…
Credit card debt is roughly 10000 dollars…
She recently adopted three kids…

Asked on March 16, 2018 under Family Law, Missouri

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry.  I strongly suggest that you seek legal help here. Debt incurred during a marriage is considered mairtal debt unless one party proves otherwise.  It need to be proven that the charges were for "marital purposes."  Also, I am concernd about the adoption.  Generally you would both sign the papers so how did this happen?  My concern for you is the child support issue that could pop up.  Good luck.


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