Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in Georgia

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

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

2 Answers from Attorneys

Scott Riddle Law Office of Scott B. Riddle, LLC

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

Read more
Answered on 11/12/12, 7:17 am

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.

Read more
Answered on 11/12/12, 1:51 pm

Related Questions & Answers

More Credit, Debt and Collections Law questions and answers in Georgia