Moderator Emerita
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Re: Collectors contacting current in-laws about ex's debts

Are any of these debts left over from when you were married? Even if you weren't listed as a joint owner of the card/ loan/ debt, you might still be liable, depending on the laws in your state.  :smileytongue:


Otherwise, the way that they've found out these addresses is through the chain pf addresses on credit reports of ex-wife --> you --> current wife --> her parents. It doesn't mean that they're liable, but all these previous addresses and shared names and old history can be found with stubborn searching.

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