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Subject:  Re: Anyone ever fought a debt lawsuit? Date:  2/21/2012  8:11 PM
Author:  Fuskie Number:  304524 of 312189

I think a lot of your chances will depend on whether the original creditor has anything that would indicate that DD co-signed the the paperwork for the procedure and assume financial responsibility. If not, coupled with the fact that her separation with Ex was imminent, you have an argument that Ex intended to shirk the debt and pass it on to DD as a vengeful act. If Ex did anything else nasty to support this theory, it's only a bonus.

Agreed that DD should check her credit report to make sure Ex isn't pawning any other debts on her. Judges see this kind of behavior all the time, one spouse trying to take advantage of the other out of anger, for revenge, because they think they can get away with it. The judge will likely force the debt collector to prove DD is responsible for Ex's debts. The debt collector will probably want to settle before it gets that far.

Who thinks the debt collector is stupid to go to court over $750...
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