Rhymer Law Firm | William Rhymer
It probably will not matter. However, if he is in a Chapter 13 and has an aggressive Chapter 13 trustee, they could try to raise his payments if you have an income that would increase his household income. This is legally possible but rarely done.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Stuart Jon Bierman Attorney at Law | Stuart Jon Bierman
No, usually his debts will not be your responsibility as long as you were not involved in that debt. For example, as long as you did not co-sign for them or were a joint signer on a credit card account, etc, then those usually those debts would be his sole responsibility. I suppose that in an unusual situation, such as where you significantly benefited from him incurring the debt, then a creative and highly-motivated creditor could try to hold you responsible on some sort of an unjust enrichment or equitable argument but that would be an unusual situation. That might be more of factor then weather or not you are married. You know the facts of your own particular situation and if it does not pass the "smell" test then to be safe you should consult with an attorney.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey