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GregB
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Re: Anyone out there with knowledge of debt and divorce in Wisconsin (Community Property State)?
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That is how I interpret that. Is there any reference to during the marriage, after separation, after filing for divorce, etc.?

 

Something about that sounds "off" for a Community Property State. Depends on the surrounding text.

 

Generally all property and debts are assumed to be Community unless determined to be Separate in the Judgement of Dissolution. You still can't assign debts to one spouse or the other and have that ruling affect the creditor without the creditor being a party to your divorce. In other words, the creditors still can get a judgement against both of you and then you have to get a judgement against your spouse.