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Debt Responsibility

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26 Feb 13 #381333 by little hands
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New to the forum here. Im planning on filing for divorce soon but haven''t spoken to a solicitor yet but wanted to go in prepared.
Both my ex and I have debt in our names, hers is now through a payment plan with cccs and was accumulated for family related things. my debt is in an IVA, which has been going a while and still has another 19 months to run. This debt was home improvements mainly, for the house she lives in. We both pay the same amount for repayments but my debt was over twice the amount of hers. My question is: can my ex make me pay towards her debt on top of the child maintenance I also pay? I''m paying off my debt but worry she will try and shift some of hers onto me too, is that legally possible?
many thx

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03 Mar 13 #382250 by butterfly crossing
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not sure about legally.

however if you are married, it would depend on a lot of factors.

But is usually joint liability if married.

I am sure a wise wiki can help you further.

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04 Mar 13 #382315 by Northernboy
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I''m not divorced yet and we were on a Dmp with Cccs we''ve been separated a year and my stbx wife has not paid a penny towards this dmp even with the debts in joint name and because I pay it the debt companies won''t chase her!

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