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Bankruptcy Questions and Answers - Paying Joint Debts

If my former spouse was ordered in our divorce to pay certain joint debts that we have and he or she files bankruptcy, will I be safe from having to pay these debts?

May 1, 2012

In general, no. Sometimes you can obtain relief against your former spouse in the divorce court. This is something you should discuss with your domestic relations attorney and/or bankruptcy attorney before drawing up your divorce papers. Most of the time, however, you will have to file bankruptcy too so as to be released from having to pay the joint debts.

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