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This question is from Illinois:

My mother has recently found out that her husband of 10 years (a third marriage) has accumulated approx. $25,000 in credit card debt without her knowledge and is now delinquent on payments.

They have always had seperate finances, and her name does not appear on any of the accounts. Is she liable for any of the debt?

Thanks for any advice. snoopy61


Senior Member
At first blush, I wouldn't think your mother is liable for debt unless her name is on any of the cards.
However, any joint property {if any} they have may be subject to attachment by creditors if the situation gets out of hand.

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