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I am concerned that if I get married, will I be responsible

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I am concerned that if I get married, will I be responsible for my husband's past debt. These are not loans that I have any involvement with. Once married, can the creditors come after me.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Oh, I live in Rapid City, South Dakota
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I believe there is a debt on a Student Loan that may possibly have reported. Other debts, I do not know.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have not been told of all of his debt, I just know it exists. I am certain that the Student Loan is close to $15,000.00.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney who will try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply, but rest assured, I am working on your question.

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if I get married, will I be responsible for my husband's past debt.

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No, you would only be liable for any joint debt that you acquire together. The only way you could be held responsible would be if he refinanced them and you were added on as a co-signer or guarantor. Otherwise, they would be your spouses's separate debts forever.

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thanks

Barrister

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