Monroe Township, NJ asked in Consumer Law and Collections for New Jersey

Q: Collection against me for my child's bill signed by my spouse

This is related to Debt Collection in NJ. There is a collection for a very small amount medical bill for my child. I think my spouse signed the payment agreement when taking our child to the clinic. I am unaware of the collection till it hit my credit report. Is it legal for a collection company to do so and only against me, not my spouse?

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Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: As this could be a.matrimonial matter and collection matter, it depends on who is liable under the insurance, the matrimonial agreement and who is the responsible party. Short answer is yes

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