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3. Get a Copy of Your Credit Report

Your financial future depends on a good credit rating. If you are concerned that your soon-to-be-ex- spouse might charge a last minute shopping spree or a rendezvous to Paris on your joint credit cards or dissipate other marital assets, it’s important to immediately get a copy of your credit report and resolve any disputes as soon as possible.

Even if your divorce settlement stipulates that your ex is responsible for payment of certain debts, if he or she does not pay them or declares bankruptcy, the creditors will come after you for payment.

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