Q: Is my spouse responsible for at least a portion of debts we accrued when married?
We have a personal loan under both our names and a loan on my deferred compensation under just my name. Took the loans out to consolidate our debts. We have no children and no other assets in question other than my pension and deferred comp. Thanks very much for any advice you can offer.
A: Certainly an argument can be made that debts accumulated during the marriage, used for the household. Are marital debts and should be paid by both parties. Talk to an attorney for a more specific answer.
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