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Was this issue addressed during divorce?
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Was this debt acquired during the marriage?
Generally, any issues related to financial claims while the spouses were married, would have to be addressed in the family court that has granted the divorce and in some cases a divorce case can be reopened to address the issue, if such issue was not disclosed to the court by the spouses in the divorce filings, however, in most cases it can cost thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs to have divorce case reopened, so it is not likely to be done unless the debt in question is large enough to justify spending the time, money and energy required to reopen a divorce case.
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What is the amount of the debt in question?
Have you considered simply contacting the company to which this debt is owed and resolving it with them?
Generally, given the small amount of the debt, if the ex does decide to pursue legal action, it can easily cost much more to litigate the issue, than to simply have it resolved by contacting the creditor and possible even settling the debt for 50% or less of the full amount.
If the debt is settled it would show up on both credit reports as paid in full (for less than full amount, if it is settled for less), since both co-borrowers are jointly and severally liable for the entire debt.
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