A woman in Fairfield, Connecticut has been arrested for assaulting her husband… over credit card debt.
Assault Over Credit Card Debt and Divorce
According to police, Xiaojie Guo, 34, assaulted her husband, leaving scratch marks on his stomach and neck, over credit card debt as well as a divorce. The two had been fighting for hours. She also threw a lint brush at him.
When officers arrived at the couple’s home, Guo’s husband was hiding in his vehicle in an attempt to avoid his wife. He showed the officers the scratches he had sustained on his neck, upper chest, and stomach. He alleged his wife had inflicted these during the argument over debt.
The Credit Card Debt
Guo alleges her husband refuses to pay the $15,000 credit card debt that the couple has racked up. She has been charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault.
Working with an Attorney
There is no reason your credit card debt should lead to violence. Working with an attorney to figure out your credit card debt can help ease any tension you may feel. This can also help you avoid anything associated with being in credit card debt, such as credit score damage, or even foreclosure. Understanding your debt and how to deal with it is the first step to getting out it and managing it. Contact an attorney that specializes in debt consolidation and credit card debt that can advise you on the best steps you can take.
Source: Fairfield Daily Voice, Fairfield Woman Charged With Assaulting Husband Over Credit Card Debt, February 4, 2015