Legally responsible for credit card bill?


Dear rockmehardplace:

Greetings. If he created all the debt after the date of separation, no you are not responsible for any of the debt. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I have been physically seperated from my husband since September 3, 2004, but have not signed or filed a seperation agreement yet. He got a new credit card that he says is in his name only (I have not seen it to verify that though). I think he got it after Sep. 3, but I’m not sure - it could have been before Sep 3. He has run up quite a bill on that card. Am I legally responsible for that debt?