What Happens to Joint Credit Cards After My Divorce?
Posted By Posted by Chris Givens on Nov 5, 2010 7:07am PDT || Nov 5, 2010This topic was recently discussed by "The Credit Guy" in the Rapid City Journal. A woman who went through a divorce wrote in with a question about what to do now that a credit card company is now seeking to sue her for a debt that her ex husband incurred after her family law case. "The Credit Guy" had a lot of very useful information for the woman who was facing a lawsuit from her old credit card company.
This article highlights something that most people do not think about when they are going through a family law case. Just because two parties agree in a marital settlement agreement, or a family law judge orders one party to assume what was once a marital obligation (such as credit card debt), the creditor is not bound by that order. They can seek relief (sue you), if you are still listed as a debtholder. If possible, it is best to either pay off marital debt or make sure that creditors have released you from your joint obligation prior to finalizing your divorce case.