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WA De Facto Debt Consolidation - All Debts in One Partner's Name?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by Samsue, 23 July 2014.

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  1. Samsue

    Samsue Member

    23 July 2014
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    My daughter's ex de facto could not get finance for purchased items (boat, phone contract, electricity) many more, so she put it all in her name. Is there anyway to get him to pay his share as he was part of the de facto relationship? She called electricity co to have her name withdrawn from the account as he told her to move out of rental property. He was to change the account to his name but never did. The electricity company are holding her accountable, what can we do?
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

    14 April 2014
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    Hi @Samsue,
    S*xually transmitted debt is an increasing issue.
    As a general rule and in the absence of a separation agreement (or similar) between your daughter and her ex de facto that sets out how both parties will pay the outstanding debts incurred during their relationship, if your daughter is the only person listed on a finance contract, then she is wholly responsible for the debt.

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