Roswell, Georgia Divorce: Who Gets the Debt?

Posted by William H. Sherman on Mar 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: I live in Roswell, GA.  My wife filed divorce papers and I was just served with the divorce documents.  We have been married about 15 years.  I work in Roswell.  She stopped working after our first child was born which was about 12 years ago.  My wife loves to spend money.  It could be at stores on Canton Street or some boutiques on Alpharetta Highway.  And she always wanted to go out for dinner to places like Table & Main, Brookwood Grill, Little Alley, Greenwood's, Salt Factory, Adele's, Peachtree Diner and Stoney River.

What happens to our debt when we get divorced?  Do I get it all or does she take some debt too?  I really don't want to take on all the debt myself.

Answer: In a divorce, debt is apportioned between the two parties.  You need a divorce lawyer who knows how to negotiate the best partition of debt.  Debt can be used as a negotiating tool for various other priorities.  We have, for example, seen debt utilized by a party to achieve better terms for the sale of the marital residence and using some of the debt to help off-set child support payments.

A divorce attorney can advise you of the best way to proceed after carefully reviewing your situation and discussing with you what your priorities are.

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