In a collection lawsuit do I need to include my husband’s personal info and bank info, if the suit is only in my name?

We have joint accounts.

Asked on March 8, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Florida


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the lawsuit only pertains to you and there is no judgment yet, then you most likely do not have to reference anything about your spouse. However, if there is a judgment against you and your state is a community property state, there is a very good chance that the information requested concerning your husband is allowed to be given to the judgment creditor.

I recommend that you consult with an attorney that practices in the area of consumer debt to further assist you concerning any additional questions that you may have. Be aware, a joint account would be subject to a judgment levy.

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