Legal-Ease: Am I responsible for my spouse’s bills?

Being married means more than just living together. In some situations, being married can make a person liable for their spouse’s financial obligations. 

As Ohio is not a community property state, married people can have very separate lives both financially and legally. So in Ohio, most often one person’s financial obligations are not the obligations of the spouse…unless the spouse has “co-signed” or “guaranteed” a financial obligation.