I am paying on my ex-husband’s gym contract, how can I get out of it?

I didn’t sign it and they don’t have my SSN. However, in the divorce papers I assumed the debt although it has the wrong ammount in the decree. If I don’t pay will I be penalized?

Asked on August 16, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Colorado

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If in your written dissolution agreement and the presumed order of dissolution you assumed your former spouse's debt on a gymn contract, you are unfortunately obligated to pay down this debt even though you did not sign the gymn contract. I suggest that you carefully read the dissolution decree as to the amount that you owe. If the actual debt is less than the decree and you pay it off in full, so be it. If the decree states you pay a certain amount on this debt and you pay it, then most likely you have satisfied your obligation. I suggest that you may want to consult further with a family law attorney about your matter.


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