I am seperated from husband and I have filled for divorce he is living elsewhere. He signed a paper stating he would pay bills household bills. He signed and dated the promise. Now he says he is not going to pay any of the bills because he can't afford to do so. I am left holding the bag. We have been married 10 long years. We have no children together. My question is: Well the paper he signed stand up in court.
I don't think that there is much hope of enforcing the signed agreement to pay bills.
The more formal solution (now that your divorce is underway) is to apply to the court for 'interim spousal maintenance'.
This will be heard quickly by the court (perhaps within 3 to 6 weeks) and if it is merited (based on your respective incomes and outgoings) the court will make a temporary (or interim) award for him to pay you so much per month until the ancillary relief proceedings are completed and a permanent order made.