Marital debts in a divorce

If your former spouse is ordered to pay marital debts in a divorce, does a creditor have the right to collect the debt from you?

Yes. Your divorce judgment is not binding on the creditor. The creditor may proceed against either spouse and you may be equally responsible for the debt. If you pay a debt that your spouse was ordered to pay in the divorce judgment, you may ask the divorce court to enforce the judgment and be repaid by your ex-spouse.