Divorcing couples in Massachusetts often use their credit cards to pay attorneys and other professionals so these expenses can be tracked and divided at settlement. During divorce, credit cards can get "maxed out" to their limit.
Personal credit reports can provide a wealth of information. Too many times, this information proves to be surprising. In today's "quick credit here" world, it is far too easy for a spouse to obtain credit that is tied to his/her spouse. For instance, who among us has not received a "you're pre-approved" credit card offer? It would certainly be easy for a spouse to list his/her spouse as a co-cardholder without the spouse's prior knowledge.