Debt


#1

How can she use your SSN and name without you signing documents? I’m assuming she opened credit cards, since that can be done online, but a loan must have a signature.

She has committed fraud. If you pull a credit report on yourself, you’ll see when the accounts were opened. Now how you make a claim, I don’t know. If your SSN was used, then you can close the accounts. I would place a fraud alert on your SSN so that you will have to be notified each time your SSN is used to open any account.

I feel for you. This was done to me. It took 3 years to straighten up my credit report. I didn’t persue him because the amounts were less that 5K and I bargained to get the house in our divorce. I wouldn’t have trusted him to pay off the debt anyway. [V]

I don’t know how you would go about persuing her unless you went to small claims court?


#2

Debts that occured after the date of separation would not be included in the outstanding debts.
I agree with comeingclean2, close the accounts, put an alert on your SSN and contact your attorney about this. These are separate debts and would not be included as the outstanding marital debt you are responsible for. You should contact the creditors also and let them know that your ex wife opened the accounts without your consent and that it is being investigated. You need to know what you should do to have your name removed from these accounts…


#3

I would need to review the exact terms of your agreement to be able to answer this question.

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#4

My now ex-wife created alot of debt using my SSN and name while we were separated prior to the divorce. I was unaware of any of this and never signed or used any of these funds.

The final decree does state that I am responsible for outstanding debts, but I question if I am responsible for debts that occurred during the separation and without my consent.

Gary