You should consult with a local consumer attorney. Look for one at www.naca.net.
You and your husband may have a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claim against the collector. The collector seems to have lied to you. The collection is under a legal obligation to provide you with a written notice of your (or your husband's) rights which include the right to demand written verification. It is a lie for the collector to tell you the only way to get verification is to start paying.
Please consult with an attorney.
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There is no such thing as voiding the SOL. You asked a similar question which was answered. There is no need to repeat your question.
Please see my anser to your other question about contacting a consumer attorney. It is possible you have a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
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Since you did not make the actual payment, the statute of limitations was not "reset". You personally cannot be held accountable for the debt. In the highly unlikely event you are sued, I would ask that the court award you any and all costs you incurred to defend the suit pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 137. Such a suit would be frivilous and sanctionable.
You also cannot bind your husband to an agreementt ot pay this premarital debt. If he is sued, he should request the case be dismissed based on the expiration of the statute of limitations.
Never talk to debt collectors, period.
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