Q. Who is liable for debts that we assign between us in our divorce settlement?
After property is divided incident to divorce or legal separation it is
no longer community property; it is the separate property of the recipient.
This separate property always remains liable to pay your own debts no
matter when they were incurred. Even if that debt is assigned to the other
spouse in the divorce division, you remain liable on the debt as between
you and the creditor.
Family Code section 916(a)(1).
Your separate property and what you receive at the time of the division
is not liable for the other spouse's debts, whether incurred before
or during marriage, and you are not liable for those debts unless the
debt was assigned to you in the settlement.
If your property is nonetheless applied to satisfy your spouse's debts
by a creditor, you have a further right of reimbursement against your
former spouse, plus interest and possibly attorney fees.