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Marriage Money and Property

Marriage carries certain legal implications with respect to property, money, and debt. Becoming legally married in the eyes of your state means your spouse's income (and debt) are now yours, as well. If one of you runs up a huge credit card bill, you both now are on the hook when the bill comes. The following resources include information about marital (or communal) property and debt, how property is treated in a divorce, how marriage affects taxes and related topics. To learn more about marital property and the legal concept of "community property," visit the Divorce & Property section of FindLaw's Family Law Center.

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