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Once married in the state of TX, am I legally responsible for

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Once married in the state of TX, am I legally responsible for my spouses credit and medical debt?
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Were the debts incurred prior to or during the marriage?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

prior to - we are not married yet.

Then no, any debts incurred prior to the marriage would be considered spouse's separate debts. Same thing for assets. You are only responsible for debts that are incurred during the course of the marriage unless old separate debts are refinanced or rolled into marital debts.
So if you both take out a loan during the marriage to pay off the medical debts, then you are responsible for repaying it. But as long as you don't do anything to add your name to those debts, you can't be held responsible for paying them.







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