Checking Your Credit Report to Distance Yourself from Your Ex

I went to see my lawyer today as we are about to finalize my divorce. He suggested I request a free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies to ensure I am no longer financially linked to my soon-to-be ex in any way. This is something I would never think to do on my own which is why I’m glad I insisted on a lawyer. One reason we are divorcing is my husband’s irresponsibility with money. I can no longer live not knowing if I will be able to pay the rent each month. I don’t want him to cause me any credit problems when the divorce is final.