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would his debt be mine when we get married?

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ampy2872

Junior Member
What is the name of your state?Ohio

I have several debts that are the result of, I think, an unfair separation agreement. When I was married and had both of our incomes, I was able to pay on time for all my debts. After we were separated, obviously with my income going to only one when I was used to two, I was not able to pay consistantly on all of them. My current boyfriend also has several debts, including two student loans, a credit card bill, and medical bills. He was unemployed for four months, and I used a lot of my own money to help him out. I am working with one of my credit card companies on a "payment plan" but if I default on it, all bills and fees with go back to what they were before. I am looking into debt consolidation because I do not want the negative effects of declaring bankruptcy, but I need help with my debts.

My question is this. It is bad enough to have all of my debt. Only one has been sent to collections that I am aware of. But my boyfriend has several that have been sent to collections, and a bank loan that says they are taking "legal action on." I don't know if this means collections as well or not. We are planning on getting married. This may be a stupid question, but if we get married, am I able to be held accountable for his debt as well? Or is it only debt we accumulate together? I have enough financial problems of my own, and I wasn't sure how it would affect me trying to do the debt consolidation.
 


seniorjudge

Senior Member
Q: This may be a stupid question, but if we get married, am I able to be held accountable for his debt as well?

A: No.
 

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