My husband secretly incurred thousands of dollars in debt during our marriage. Will I have to split this debt with him now that we are divorcing?
Texas is a community property state. This means that the debts of the marriage are normally split equitably, though not necessarily equally. The goal is to divide them fairly. If you can prove that you did not know about the debt and played no role in them, the court might side with you. This is tough to do, and you will need significant evidence. So start documenting everything today, and hire a lawyer.