When you divorce someone, usually that means that you become independent
and are no longer bound to that person, although financial matters seem
to be the exception to this. In addition to
, even after you divorce, you may be plagued by joint credit card debt.
No matter who spent the money on the credit card, if it was jointly held,
you may be responsible for that debt.
Here are some tips about credit card debt when you divorce.
1. Try to pay off all jointly owned debt before you divorce. A
Raleigh divorce attorney
can assist you with this process.
2. If you cannot pay off jointly owned debt, transfer the debt to independent
3. Destroy all jointly owned credit cards and cancel the accounts. You
certainly don't want your spouse accruing more joint debt after you
4. Use a joint savings account or your equity on a jointly-owned home
to pay off these debts.
If you are getting a
, make sure to write into the agreement details about how to handle the
debt. The bottom line is, make sure that you are not liable for your ex-spouse's
debt after you have divorced.