Credit card debt, as well as other non-secured debt, is divided upon divorce in 

the same manner as assets. The Court has the discretion to proportionately divide debt 

as it sees fit taking into consideration fairness and equity. If a dispute arises about a 

specific debt, the Court will usually require a review and historical accounting of how the 

debt was acquired, by whom and for what purpose, i.e. the family or solely for the 

individual. If it was for the family and daily needs, the Court will generally divide it in the 

same way they do the assets. If it was for the sole benefit of one spouse, the Court 

may divide it differently and assess it to the one who benefitted from it rather than in a 

shared or proportionate manner. 

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