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Disclaimer: The State Law Library cannot tell you what a law means for your situation.
Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Family Code that governs what debts both spouses may be liable for during the marriage. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the “plain English” resources on this page or speak to an attorney for guidance.
State law which discusses marital property rights and liabilities, as well as defines separate and community property.
Community Debt Explained in "Plain English"
In many community property jurisdictions, debts incurred during the marriage are presumed to be the joint responsibility of both spouses. However, Texas laws on this subject are a little more complicated. The resources below explain the legal issues that must be considered when determining responsibility for a debt.