Compare states' community property laws in divorce
Assets and debts are shared in these states, but each has wrinkles
By Tyler Metzger and Marcia Frellick | Updated: March 22, 2011
If your name's not on a debt, you don't have to worry about it when you get a divorce, right? Think again. In 10 states, so-called "community property" laws mean that you could be responsible for your ex's debts, even if they were solely in his or her name.
The interactive map below shows details on the laws in all 10 states. Click on a blue-colored state; its law's highlights will appear below the map.
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