Below is the exact text of an email I sent yesterday:
I have not yet received an answer. But my brain is working overtime on this thorny issue. I have not used this card since October of 2008, and the balance continues to grow and grow.
Yesterday I called the credit card company for advice. "You could get an attorney and take him to court," the young woman said. Ha, ha, ha, I said, not going into any detail about the fortune that I've already spent on my divorce. But, yes, I thought, after I hung up, what about the Stipulation to Divide Joint Assets? Didn't my attorneys include some provision about this credit card, and yes, I will invoke whatever solution lies within this legal document, because several times I expressed my concern over this card to them, and yes, that's where the solution is! Here is what I found in the Stipulation.
Credit card account xxxxxxx : (Respondent shall close the account upon payoff by Respondent)
HMMMM. Toothless is the word that comes to mind.
Meanwhile debt continues to mount in my name while I ponder my options. One option I am NOT considering is going back to my attorneys for advice on this one.