If I was sued and owe a substantial amount of money, once I get married will my husband in any way be liable for my debt?

How about marital possessions?

Asked on December 17, 2015 under Family Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, he will not be personally liable for your debt. However, your share of any joint or marital property, such as your share of money in a joint bank account, your interest in your marital home, etc. could potentially be targetted by the judgment creditor (the person who sued you and won). And gettinyoug credit for large, joint purchases or investments (e.g. a home) will be complicated by your credit history reflected a large unpaid judgment against you.


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