Who pays debts after divorce?

For a debt incurred during marriage who is responsible after divorce for it?

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Great question but also very broad. It depends. For any joint accounts, both spouses are responsible to the creditor until the debt is paid off, regardless of what the divorce decree says. For individual debts that individual is contractually liable. But in community property states, the creditor may look to community property to satisfy debts incurred by either spouse after the marriage.

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