I got informed today while trying to pay off some old collection accounts on my credit report that my ex-wife racked up approximately $5000 in medical debt. The 2 accounts I was calling about totaled to $106. I paid them off when I called. I asked the lady about the other accounts. All 3 had my ex-wife listed as the patient. 1 was around September 2012, another was around June 2014, and the last was in middle to late 2016. We were separated in June 2013 (not legally though) and our divorce was finalized in February of 2016. When our Divorce paperwork was happening, no debts were listed as all our debts that I was aware of while we were married were not joint debts. So, I was unaware of these medical debts as I never got any notices or bills about any debts other then the two mentioned above. The collection agency said that all the court stuff is done for us being sued, I just haven’t been served yet. My ex-wife and I haven’t spoken in over 2 years since it was finalized. Also, I’m sure we both will be listed on the summons and I’m not sure how to answer it on just my behalf.
I see you requested that I reply. I am afraid that I represent agencies that collect such debt and so a potential conflict of interest prevents me from answering. Thank you.
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