Do The Student Loans Go With Her?

Jimmy and his wife are divorcing. She has $100,000 of student loan debt. When they divorce, will the debt remain hers if he hasn't co-signed the loans?

QUESTION: Jimmy in San Antonio and his wife are divorcing. She has $100,000 of student loan debt. When they divorce, will the debt remain hers if he hasn’t co-signed the loans? Dave says yes unless the judge decides otherwise.

ANSWER: Yes. The only possibility would be if the judge decides that you are required to pay part of them by the divorce decree, but you’re not liable for those loans. You didn’t sign for them. Make sure you have a good lawyer.