Divorce & Credit

Be sure you know the rules of the game!

Produced in cooperation with Experian

If you've recently divorced or separated -- or are thinking about it -- your next moves have got to be smart. When you pass "GO" (your separate ways), these Credit Crossroads suggestions can help you make the right credit-related decisions for your unique situation.

With divorce and separation come new experiences and responsibilities across the board. Suddenly words like "child support payments" and "100% liable for bills" enter the picture. If you ignore your increased financial obligations or fail to separate your accounts, then it may be hard to open new accounts and obtain new loans in your name. But there are many moves you can make to protect and restore the good credit you took years to build.

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Establish your own credit
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