Unfortunately, it’s extremely common for a spouse who has decided to file for divorce to abuse joint financial instruments with the expectation that you’ll be stuck with half the debt they’ve accrued.
This is one area where a good divorce attorney can make all the difference in your case.
By building a case that debt-financed purchases were made without your consent, provided no benefit to you, and were likely retaliatory ahead of a divorce, it may be possible to exclude some or all of the recent debt from distribution.
Though debts accrued during the marriage are typically considered marital assets, judges in Queens make an effort not to reward bad behavior.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help protect you from a spouse who abuse financial instruments to hurt your credit and dump debt on you.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.