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My partner's split from his ex six months ago. She has now

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My partner's split from his ex six months ago. She has now claimed he is liable for the credit card debt, it is in her name. She has now lodged the debt with baycorp, claiming he is liable, because he has just put an offer in on a house. Can she do this and would he be liable to pay it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
If the card is in her name alone she cannot claim this from him by placing this with a credit agency. However if it was based on a joint account he may be liable, even if the card was in her name. The terms of the card are that the bank account is what is important, and he should see if this card she claims, was on any such joint account.

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