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Chapter 10. Keeping Your Score Healthy > Credit and Divorce: How Your Ex Can Ki...

Credit and Divorce: How Your Ex Can Kill Your Score

Even if you're doing everything right with your own finances, you can still take the fall for someone else's mistakes. Albert, an Army officer, remarried after his divorce 10 years ago. However, his ex-wife's sloppy credit habits are still trashing his credit score.

“The problem is that she was not ordered to refinance the house in her name only,” Albert wrote. “Since then, she has never made the mortgage payments on time, and it reflects on my credit report. Except for that payment, my present wife and I have perfect credit.”


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