Mobile, AL asked in Collections for Alabama

Q: Can wife lose property that's only in her name if husband has outstanding debt?

My father has accumulated tons of debt over the past 2 years due to poor financial decisions, my mother owns property which is in her name only, she's terrified that she will lose it if my fathers debt collectors decide that they want their money, is it possible for her to lose it?

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Rafael Gil III
Rafael Gil III
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A: No, you cannot marry into debt. Point being, your mother is NOT responsible for any debt that your father incurs in his own name.

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