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Divorce and credit card debt

On Behalf of | Sep 28, 2020 | Divorce |

When it comes to the end of a marriage, there are a number of ways in which credit card debt can come into play. Sometimes, a bitter ex racks up credit card debt because they are upset about their partner’s decision to divorce or they simply do not care about financial matters. The distribution of debt during divorce is another key factor to review.

According to the Virginia Law Library, marital debt is split up during a divorce. Unfortunately, credit card debt often involves high levels of interest and significant penalties, which makes it even more important to handle these matters appropriately.

How can divorce affect credit card debt?

Sometimes, people take on high levels of debt after divorce because they are not used to managing their finances without the help of their ex. Also, some marriages fall apart as a direct result of credit card debt and other financial problems. In fact, divorce can affect credit card debt in different ways. Some people have a hard time paying their credit card bills because of financial obligations related to divorce (such as legal fees, alimony and child support). Moreover, it is important to understand that credit card debt is often split up between both parties when a couple gets divorced.

How can these challenges affect one’s future?

There are many ways in which a difficult divorce as well as burdensome debt can impact your future. Whether you have difficulty obtaining a loan due to a poor credit score or you face wage garnishment or other consequences, such as debilitating anxiety, it is imperative to do your best to handle your divorce and your debts properly. Focus on the division of debt and other issues related to property division and look for strategies to resolve financial matters in a timely manner.


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