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I am thinking of getting married, my partner has 15,000 pounds

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I am thinking of getting married, my partner has 15,000 pounds debts which he contracted in his name alone, we are cohabiting in Scotland. If we do marry would I become liable for his debts?
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No you would not be liable for his debts. However, if you accumulated joint assets, such as if you bought a house together, a creditor ot trustee in sequestration could attach the house in repayment of the debt so I would advise that you don't put any assets into joint names.
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