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Q: So me and my ex husband got a divorce. He keep the dog and I got stuck with the vet bill can I sue for the money. NC

The credit debt has been given to a debt collector. He has all the log ins, refuses to pay and the people wont give me an option to reset log in so i CAN pay even if i wanted too cause he was the cosigner and the one that signed us up for it in the first place.

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It sounds very much like you divorced without consulting with an attorney. If so - that was likely a bad idea. The time to have resolved mutual marital debt (and a whole host of other marital issues) was during the divorce. If you did not do that, you are now likely barred from having the court resolve them now - at least under equitable distribution laws. You may want to consult with a local attorney who can review your specific situation in more detail and lay out your options for you. However, if the vet bill is under a grand, odds are you'd spend more hiring an attorney than you'd save by having your ex ordered to pay the bill. Best of luck.

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