When we divorce, will I be responsible for half of my wife’s school loan?

Additional Information:

My wife and I are getting divorced.  She took out a loan so she could go back to school at URI.  She said she would use the degree to get a job, but she hasn’t finished the program so technically the “community” hasn’t benefited from her going to school.  Will I be liable for half of the loan?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

You probably will not have to contribute anything to your wife’s school loans. School loans in RI almost always stay with the person who incurred them and are not subject to marital distribution. 

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer, Attorney Christopher Heberg serves individuals and families in Kingston, RI and the surrounding communities including North Kingston, Narragansett, Charlestown, Richmond, Exeter and West Greenwich.

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