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Tune in to this week’s installment of The Credit Line, hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM this Saturday, September 24, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST.

The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy.

Divorce and Credit

When wrapped up in planning to marry one’s mate, one of the most neglected—yet among the most important—issues is that of joint finances, which can lead a couple to get deeply mired in a financial mess down the road, especially if they divorce. Joining us is Judge Lynn Toler, host of the nationally syndicated television show, Divorce Court. The former municipal court judge is the author of the book, My Mother’s Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius. She’ll talk to us about some of the finer points of being married (and getting divorced) in a community property state, as well as:

  • How to deal with the issue of debt in a prenuptial agreement
  • The most common credit problems that come up in divorce cases
  • The biggest financial risks for women in a marriage

[Related Article: Getting Married? Here Are Some Credit Tips]

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  • http://judgetoller kyf

    Hello judge Lynn Toller,
    Ever since your show started on tv i have been a frequent viewer and quite respectfully amazed by your wisdom and candor. Your perspective on life is very positive. However, your recent shows has trully baffled me. The show seems to be turning into Jerry Springer divorce court.
    I thought the term “divorce” will indicate a previous marital agreement would have preceeded before coming to your show. It seems like lately you don’t even need to be married before ending up on your show. No wonder the country is in the mess we’re in. Please help add the dignity deserving of your name back to the “show”. A “show” is what it’s become.
    Thank you,
    Your cheerful fan.

  • Anna Brock

    Dear Judge Toler,
    First of all let me say what a beautiful, strong woman you are. You are a wonderful role mosel for women everywhere, of every walk of life.
    I love your analogies and one day while watching your show one popped into my head.
    The compatability test reminded me of two partners in a three-legged race. If you goals and direction in life aren’t the same, then you are like those partners trying to run the race in two different directions. It’s doomed from the start.
    I don’t believe in love at first sight. I don’t believe you can truly love a person until you really know them (which takes AT LEAST six months) and still want to be with that person, warts and all.

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