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Many people who file for divorce are blindsided by their spouse’s credit card debt. The time period directly preceding divorce is usually stressful, and many people lose track of their finances due to the stress. However, while credit cards may seem like the least of your worries at this time, they could play a large role in derailing your financial stability post-divorce.
This is not the time to go on shopping sprees to ease the stress, and it is the time to look at your bills and statements to carefully analyze your finances. If you suspect that your spouse is racking up the bills, open separate accounts and take yourself off of the joint accounts they are spending on to protect yourself. However, even if your name is not on a credit card and you did not spend the money, you could still be required to pay back up to 50 percent of it.
Georgia courts view debt accrued during marriage as subject to the law of equitable distribution. Even if the court does not hold you responsible, the credit card company could still require you to pay, and it could affect your credit rating.
It is not unusual for a couple to have more debts than assets at the time of divorce. Especially in complex cases, where money melts away to pay case-related costs, this could pose a large threat to your current and future financial security. Coleman Legal Group, LLC has dealt with hundreds of complex cases involving large assets and complicated financial situation. Call us at 770-408-0477 to schedule a consultation to discuss making sure your legal and financial interests are being protected throughout your divorce.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC team of divorce and family law attorneys handles cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Midtown, Inman Park, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, Old Fourth Ward, Sugar Hill and Smyrna.
Our dedicated team of divorce and family law attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at:
Alpharetta Georgia Office
5755 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Atlanta Georgia Office
659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
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