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Asked on: 11/12/12, 6:33 am

In Georgia, is one spouse responsible for debts incurred by the other prior to their date of marriage?

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Answered on: 11/12/12, 7:17 am by Scott Riddle

Generally, no, before or after marriage. However, the specific facts are important.


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Answered on: 11/12/12, 1:51 pm by Rachel Hunter

I agree with Attorney Riddle. Georgia is a common law, not a community property state. Debts incurred by one spouse, regardless of whether they were incurred before or after marriage, are generally not the direct responsibility of the non-debtor spouse. There are some permutations of this.

If you are the debtor spouse then you need to think about how you wish to resolve the debt.


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