In the state of Minnesota,
a divorce decree can not rectify the contracts made together as spouses to pay the household bills such as electricity, water and so on.
At the time of divorce, each one remains fully liable for the debts.
By the judiciary regulation of Minnesota divorce, a creditor cannot terminate a joint account because of a modification in marital status,
but it can only be done at the request of any one of the partners.
- If either of the spouses agrees to pay off a joint debt,
it is to be remembered that the agreement gets documented in the written divorce arrangement.
- In case the ex-spouse is dictated by the court to pay a debt but doesn’t pay it,
the creditor may force the other partner to pay it.
- In adverse cases, one can ask the judiciary to order the ex-partner to pay back.
- The court can also detect ex-spouse in contempt for disobeying the court’s verdict.