My husband left me two years ago and will not help me pay the joint dept. do i have to get divoreced to get this money from him

Asked about 4 years ago - Ballston Spa, NY

we were together for 22 years and married for 11 years. All dept was in my name because he had bad credit. and was all incurred when we were married. do i have to get divorced to get the money out of him or can i take him to court and sue him for the money? we had personal loans, credit card dept and cell phone dept all in my name only. 100% percent of our income came from 73% my husband 27% mine. would he be responsible for 73% of the dept?

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  1. Ronald Glenn Lieberman

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    Answered . You may wish to consider initiating a lawsuit against him for the debt.

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  2. David Centeno

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    Answered . I concur with the above answers.

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  3. David Alexander Browde

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    Answered . You may do better suing him. You should discuss your situation in detail with a local attorney. Divorce courts tend not to look back into how money was spent during the marriage .

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