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[4 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | 5,623 views]
Protecting Your Credit Score if you get Divorced

Divorce decrees do not relieve either party of joint financial responsibility. The purpose of divorce is to split off emotionally, and financially, from your ex-spouse. If you aren’t careful, your ex-spouse’s handling of your once-joint credit accounts can haunt your “FICO Score” and “Credit Rating” for years. If you had joint debts which existed before your divorce, and these accounts are not both paid off and closed, you are just asking for trouble.