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If you marry in Texas and someone has debit tax liens judgments

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If you marry in Texas and someone has debit tax liens judgments ect... Can and of it ever be attached to the new spouse?
Submitted: 2 years ago via USmarriagelaws.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
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The answer is no, along with a "but..."
No, the new spouse is generally NOT liable for judgments the other spouse had prior to marriage.
HOWEVER, the plaintiff creditor may attempt to enforce judgment by levying a bank account or liening titled property. IF this happens, then if both spouses' names are ***** ***** account/property, then this assets may be "attached" to judgment satisfaction.
So the other spouse is not liable; however, the debtor-spouse's name on shared assets may be enough to ATTACH that asset. Due to this, some spouses do not both names on some/all assets.
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