If my husband owes money from various credit cards under his name and has not been paying them, are the credit card companies able to take my money from my own account to pay for his debt? A credit card company has already sent summons to him. Can they legally touch my savings and wages , 401 K???Pleaselet me know. Thanks.
Answered on: 11/16/10, 11:06 am by David Gibbs
Unfortunately, the answer is "it depends." If the debt was incurred while you were married, even though it was in his name only, it is generally going to be a community debt, which means you can both be held liable for the debt, and any assets you own could be subject to attachment to satisfy the judgment. There can be some exceptions, so you may wish to find an attorney in your area to discuss the facts in more detail and determine to what degree you might be liable.
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