Separating Party Signs Lease -- Marital Debt?


#1

My spouse is moving out of the marital residence later this month and has signed a lease on a rental. Because the lease was signed (and I knew of it) prior to legal separation, is it a marital obligation? I.e., if the spouse breaks the lease, can the rental company come after me for rent owed/damages? I’m not named on the lease as applicant/tenant, but my name appears as spouse and my income (I’m effectively the sole breadwinner) was cited in the rental application.


#2

If you are not a party to the lease, you do not have an obligation under the lease.