Bankruptcy after Marriage for Spouse's Debt Incurred prior to marriage?

Hi, I live with my spouse in his home that he purchased before marriage, I am on a visitor’s visa from Canada and am waiting for residency status. I have to travel back and forth to maintain my visitor’s status, and as such I do not work, and we do not have any joint assets, credit cards, bank accounts etc. The house went into foreclosure after our marriage, and my husband is now considering filing for bankruptcy for other debts he had incurred prior to our marriage. How will this affect my credit?

As long as you kept your account separate, it should not affect your credit. However, if you live in a community property state, everything that was accrued during the marriage is community property.
For a list of community property states see the link below,
http://www.fairmark.com/spousal/comprop.htm
Hope this helps.

4 comments to Bankruptcy after Marriage for Spouse's Debt Incurred prior to marriage?

  • george 2  says:

    once you marry someone with debt or with poor credit, then you inherit his or hers problems. that’s one of the bad sides of marriage.
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  • ashshortie20  says:

    As long as you arent joint on any of his assests your credit will not be affected whether he files BK or not.
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    I am a Credit Disputes Specialist for a well known California Based Credit Union

  • ∞infiniti∞  says:

    As long as you kept your account separate, it should not affect your credit. However, if you live in a community property state, everything that was accrued during the marriage is community property.
    For a list of community property states see the link below,
    http://www.fairmark.com/spousal/comprop.htm
    Hope this helps.
    References :

  • DLeibowitz  says:

    This should have no effect on your credt as none of your debts were discharged and you did not seek bankruptcy protection.
    References :

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