Student loan debt in a divorce.

UPDATED: Aug 21, 2019

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Student loan debt in a divorce.

Wife and I have been married less than three years,
she is threatening divorce. I was wondering if I will
get stuck with half of her massive student loan debt
even if they have been in deferment since before we
were married because she is still a full time student?

Asked on August 21, 2019 under Family Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Colorad is NOT a community property (which could also be called "community debt") state. Her debt is her debt, not yours; you would only be resposible for it if you cosigned for it or otherwise guarateed its repayment, since then you contractually agreed to be responsible for it.


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