Ex-husband Filed For Bankruptcy
My ex-husband and I divorced in May of last year. Recently, my ex-husband filed for bankruptcy. Our debts were lined up and listed on the divorce decree. I have been up to date with all of the creditors that I am personally responsible for. He has not. After we divorced, he ran up huge credit card and other balances of about $34,000 in less than six months time. About three of these items were items that he had when we were married, and that means that my name is tied to those accounts. I wanted these accounts closed, and when I tried to have them closed before he ran up huge balances, I was told that I was only a "co-applicant" and did not have the authority to close the account. I have also found out that my divorce decree is more or less meaningless, and these creditors can and will come after me for the money, regardless of "co-applicant status" or not. Money that I do not have, about $10,000. A local attorney said I could file an objection, but I'd have to contact an attorney where he filed, (he moved to another state), and I'm having some real trouble getting an attorney even interested in hearing me out. I only have until March 18th, and I've been passed over by four attorneys offices already. I really don't want to have to file myself, I'm working very hard to keep up with my share of the debt that I agreed to pay, but I can't afford to take on any of his debts, much less get sued or anything by these people. What can I do to protect myself?
If what state is your ex's bankruptcy pending? Perhaps I can refer you to someone there.
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