Ex husband and debt

If my ex husband died and I was trying to reclaim the house we bought would all his debt also get transferred to me?

Asked on June 5, 2009 under Family Law, California

Answers:

L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Only debt that was incurred during your marriage would be transferred to you, and that should already have been done when the divorce became final.  All debt that was from prior to the marriage and since the divorce would not be transferred to you.


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