Most credit card companies will open new cards for either/both spouses...but check with the credit card company first before you pull the plug.
Don't skimp, but make every call/conversation count. You might want to make a list of questions and fax these to your attorney; this way you'll have time to make sure all of your questions are clear and it'll help you avoid multiple calls.
This means NO DEAL unless and until you're released from all joint obligations, such as mortgages, credit cards and auto leases/loans. You must first be releasedâ??either through re-financing or retirement of the debtsâ??prior to signing the final agreement. Otherwise, you could be haunted for years to come by your soon-to-be-ex-spouse.