Credit card debt – spouse responsible?

July 31st, 2012 by Questions

I have a large amount of credit card debt. I qualified for all of the credit cards on my own, my husband didn’t co-sign, however, I did get supplemental cards for him. My understanding was that I was the only person responsible for the debt even though other people helped accrue it. If I file for bankruptcy will this affect my husband?

Posted from: Alberta


One Response to “Credit card debt – spouse responsible?”

, A licensed trustee said:

You will have to check with each credit card company that issued a supplemental (or spousal) card to see what you actaully agreed to. In most cases, the supplemental card holder becomes a co-borrower. That means if you file for bankruptcy the co-borrower may be held responsible for the debt.

I suggest you double check all of your accounts BEFORE you actually file for bankruptcy.

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