Who Does The Creditor Collect From In A Divorce?

One of the divorce court's tasks is to decide and order which community debts each spouse will be responsible to pay. But the divorce court's order affects only the two spouses. The divorce court's order has absolutely no effect on the creditors, who can demand that the other spouse pay the bill if the one the court ordered to pay it fails to do so.

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