Is my spouse responsible for bills if they are all only in my name?

Asked on August 11, 2015 under Family Law, Maryland

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If your bills were incurred prior to marriage, your spouse is NOT responsible for them.

If your bills were incurred during marriage, creditors will go after your spouse for payment if you don't pay the bills.

If you incur bills after divorce or after separation with no intent to reunite, your ex is NOT responsible for your bills.

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If your bills were incurred prior to marriage, your spouse is NOT responsible for them.

If your bills were incurred during marriage, creditors will go after your spouse for payment if you don't pay the bills.

If you incur bills after divorce or after separation with no intent to reunite, your ex is NOT responsible for your bills.


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