Credit Rating Destroyed


#1

You may want to talk to a criminal attorney about credit card fraud charges, if you did not authorize her to open an account in your name. Additionally, you should gather as much evidence as you can for your ED trial to show that all of the charges were your wife’s and not yours. However, the problem you may have is that some of those charges may be for things that were used during the marriage. You would be responsible for at least half of that marital debt. However, it sounds like you have pretty good grounds for asking the court for an unequal distribution of that debt in your favor.

Good luck!

Shonnese D. Stanback
Attorney
The Rosen Law Firm
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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#2

About a month prior to our separation date, my wife completed an unauthorized credit card transfer of $8000 from her card to a card she created in my name. I did not know about it untill just a few days prior to us separating. I kept up with the payments the best I could. But being out of work 6 of the last 15 months, and having to get a job at half the salary I was making before, I have not been about to make payments on it for about 5 months and it is seriously affecting my credit rating? The ED trial should come up in about 2 months, but by that time, the Credit Card company will charge off the account. Is there any relief I can seek? Can I recover any damages for what she deliberatly did to me?