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One of the issues involved in divorce cases is which spouse has to pay what debts.
In divorce cases debts come in two flavors: community debts and separate debts.
A community debt is, by and large, any debt created by either or both spouses while they were married.
Community creditors generally look to both spouses to pay community debts, but the creditor is within his rights to ask only one spouse to pay the whole community debt. It is the right of the creditor to demand payment from only one spouse that creates a good deal of confusion for divorced husbands and wives.
One of the divorce court's tasks is to decide and order which community debts each spouse will be responsible to pay. But the divorce court's order affects only the two spouses. The divorce court's order has absolutely no effect on the creditors, who can demand that the...