Re: Divorce & CC's
03-05-2010 03:19 PM
I agree with rebapablo. Contact the credit card companies and they will work with you. If you're feeling as though your STBE has given you a raw deal, you don't want to add insult to injury by giving yourself a raw deal, too. Most of your feelings now are emotional (expected) but try as hard as you can to be rational with your finances and use sound and reasonable judgment. You'll be the better for it in the long run.
Here's a little story ( I don't begin to equate it yours) that may help.
During the preliminary separation order before the first court appearance, I was sending the entire 2200.00 per month mortgage payment to my ex to pay the mortgage. All the utilities, etc. were taken automatically from my checking account even though I didn't live there. I had to move back in with my folks during that time, because I couldn't afford 2 households (another story). One Saturday morning, I went to the door and was served with foreclosure papers. He never paid the mortgage. Earlier that week, he had also called and said the housekeeper hadn't come and I needed to call her. When I told him he could pay the housekeeper if he wanted her to come, he had the nerve to get angry. I later learned he had bought a new custom set of golf clubs and took several golf trips (among other sprees) during those first several months after being served.
There's more to the story, but to my point, the mortgage company didn't list the lates or the foreclosure on my credit report although they were listed on his (don't know how it happened, but it did).
Take the high road. Karma is real. Good luck and God bless.