Who pays student loans in California divorce? In California, the spouse who takes out the loans usually is the one responsible for paying for them, depending on how long ago the loan was taken out, and other facts such as the length of the marriage.
Is spouse responsible for student loans California? In most states, debt taken out during the marriage is the responsibility only of the person who is on the loan agreement. However, if you live in community property states—Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin—you are jointly responsible for the debt.
Does student loan debt get split in a divorce? When a married couple borrows student loans, the loans are considered to be the joint responsibility of the spouses if they lived in a community property state. When you borrow student loans before a marriage or after legal separation or divorce, they remain the borrower’s responsibility.
Are student loans considered community property in California? Unlike other debt acquired during marriage, student loans are not treated as community debt.