Re: Anyone out there with knowledge of debt and divorce in Wisconsin (Community Property State)?[ Edited ]
08-22-2012 12:20 PM - edited 08-22-2012 12:21 PM
Thanks for the response. Your comments sum up basically what I have found so far as well. "Technically" I could sue my ex-wife, but that would be about as succesful as trying to get a gallon of blood from a two-pound turnip.
The "catch" that I am looking at in the community property law is that it appears that one can argue that if the debt incurred by one spouse did not serve a purpose for "the benefit of the family", that the other spouse is not automatically liable, even if the debt was incurred during the marriage. See the links below:
The second link is a table that more or less sums up my arguement. The first link is a little more detailed.