Orrville, OH asked in Divorce for Ohio

Q: When you file for a divorce, is your debt shared equally with the other party or am I responsible for paying it off?

the debt was accumulated from taking care of my family when I was unemployed.

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Robert Mues Esq
Robert Mues Esq
  • Dayton, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Assets and debts generally are split 50/50, but it all depends on the Court. No guarantee.

The Court will consider the ability of each party to pay it. Sometimes they split it 50/50 but order the financially advantaged party to pay alimony so the other party has money to pay their share of the marital debts.

Hope this helps a bit!

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