When you are navigating your way through the tricky terrain of a divorce, sometimes the easiest path will be a tempting one to take. That path can sometimes lead to mistakes that inadvertently affect the kids, though.
One common mistake that parents make during a divorce is expecting their kids to act as messengers and convey messages or deliver checks to the other parent. However, that's a potentially big misstep that can have numerous negative consequences.
Just when you think you've gotten rid of your ex for good, you start getting calls from creditors demanding you pay for debts he or she incurred. While it may be tempting to just ignore the collection agents, the truth is you may still be liable for your ex's debts, which could ruin your credit or subject you to lawsuits if they go unpaid. Here are three reasons this may happen and what you can do about it.