Saint Marys, GA asked in Personal Injury for Georgia

Q: Can individual assets of a spouse be attached for the other spouse’s liability?

We have lived separately in the state of Georgia for 3 years but are still married. He frequently drinks and drives. The car and insurance is in his name only. I have insurance with another company. My assets are in my name only or are in the name of my revocable living trust. Would my assets be subject to any claim against him just because we are still married?

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Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The short answer is no. If all of your assets are in your name and all of his assets are in his name, I cannot think of any scenario wherein you would have exposure for his misdeeds.

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