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“Doctrine of Necessaries” Fastfax #2036


Added: Jun 01, 2004
Updated: Mar 18, 2014

State requirements established in statute or case law will determine if a spouse may be held liable for providing the “necessaries” of life to the other. In most instances, state statutes or court decisions have established that both spouses are liable for the debts of the other when those debts were incurred to provide “necessaries.” This document provides a summary of state doctrine of necessaries provisions.

Fastfax Category: State-Specific Information

Topics and Keywords:
Doctrine of Necessaries; Spousal Liability; Liability; Minors; Children; Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; District of Columbia (D.C.); Florida; Georgia; Guam; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virgin Islands; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming;

 
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