If I’ve been married for 24 years and my husband has repeatedly cheated, what is my obligation for credit card debt if we divorce?

Asked on June 19, 2012 under Family Law, Nebraska


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to begin the separation process immediately. Make it clear either through filing for legal separation or prepare documentation (emails, etc) showing you are leaving/you left and this is not going to be a reconciliation situation. Any credit card debt you incurred or he incurred while married (before separation) will be joint debt, regardless of whether he cheated or not. Now, if any of those debts are the result of cheating, then you need to get those off of your total due.

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