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Asked on: 2/26/07, 10:21 pm

Transfer debt from one to both spouses

I recently paid off 3 of credit cards using a new credit card on-line with mine and my husbands name. Yes, we are married and living together. I didn't ask to put his name on it, figuring since we were both married, I was paying off mutual debt. With his name on the account, I had zero interest, I figured to save hundreds of dollars in interest, Of course, I would still pay this account using my own money anyway. My husband seems to think we need seperate everything from debt, to vacations, to video cameras, etc...As far as I am concerned, I might as well be his room mate. Anyway, he found out and had a heart attack and has called the company filing fraudulent charges, and he has no intention of paying them. I told him I would be responsible for making payments. So I need to know if I could get into trouble (legally) for this even though we are married and it is co- debt. This debt accrued so I could purchase clothes, household goods, groceries, etc.. for the family, but he seems to think it is strictly my own debt. He is unemployed and refuses to work. This does not seem to fair. As the sole breadwinner I should be able to pay any financial obligations back as I see fit, using his name or not. Any advice I would appreciate.

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