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If I get divorced, will I still have to pay for his debt? Even though it was all his debt? Will I be able to keep the house?  Married 8 years, no children, he worked off and on and has debt in many credit cards. I transferred balance from 3 of his credit cards to my credit card for a lower interest rate. He told me he was going to pay them but he hasn’t. We have a condo in Ashland. I put $15,000 cash down, his contribution was on credit, now he says that his debt is my debt too because we are married. I feel like I’m drowning and don’t know what to do. Help!!

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

There is always an understanding that marital assets and debt are joint, if you can prove to the court that it was his and that your down payment was yours before you were married you have a strong argument in your favor. You should consult a qualified divorce attorney for representation for the best possible outcome.

The Ashland Divorce Attorneys at Lewis Leeper provide legal representation in the area of divorce and handle resulting financial matters, in Ashland and the Greater Boston area including the towns and communities of: Brookline, Dover, Framingham, Natick, Needham, Newton, Sherborn, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, and Westwood.

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