In any California divorce, both parties will suffer at least a temporary reduction of their credit score (credit capacity).  To make matters worse, the lower earning spouse, or the spouse controlling the fewest assets, will suffer even more than the higher earner.  This is due to the fact credit-granting and credit-scoring institutions place great weight on assets, debt exposure, and income streams.  As liabilities are shed, the higher earner’s credit score may actually increase during the process, but this is rare.

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