The old folk wisdom is that there is nothing inevitable except death and taxes. In the contemporary U.S., however, you would probably have to add debt to that list. Most people have credit cards and many run up substantial debts on them. So the issue arises, in the event of a divorce, is a person liable for their ex-spouse's credit card debt?
In some instances, one spouse may have run up the balances on a credit card, with interest and even penalties rapidly accruing. Sometimes, they have hidden the arriving bills from their spouse, who only discover the existence of the large debt when a divorce is in process.