Can you keep debt separate in marriage?
In common law states, debt taken on after marriage is usually treated as being separate and belonging only to the spouse that incurred them. The exception is those debts that are in the spouse's name only but benefit both partners.
Do husband and wife have separate credit reports?
You and your spouse are each entitled to one free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). Requesting a free copy of your credit report has no impact on your spouse, and vice versa.
Can my spouse be garnished for my debt?
a judgment creditor of your spouse can garnish your joint accounts, and. if you have your own separate bank account and a judgment is taken against your spouse, that creditor can also garnish your separate account to pay for your spouse's debt.