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Asked on: 11/30/04, 6:15 pm

Spouses liability for pre-marital debts

I have a question regarding liability for a utility bill. Before I was married, I established gas service with the local gas company in my name, for my current residence, which I owned solely. When I got married, I had my husband's name added to the account. The local gas company then sued my husband for an outstanding bill for service at another residence which he owned before he and I were married. The gas company is now adding a charge for this settlement amount to our account, and threatening to take credit action and disconnect our service if it is not paid in full immediately. Do I have any legal recourse against this action? Can they legally add this debt to my credit report?

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