My stbx has referred several times to having had to pay for my expenditure on CCs while we were married, since parting. I was the second user on the cards. In addition I had my own CC. Would a judge just look at the whole debt or would they want more detail about the expenditure? From old statements I have, spending has mostly been on d2d items for the kids, shopping etc as looking after the ''domestics'' was my responsibility (in an implied way) while we were together.
Hi, Thanks ''happyagain'' for your answer. Does either party need to prove in detail where the money was spent. We have been apart for 2 years and do not have statements going back that far. Also, can you clarify share? Many thanks.
The bills for these cards would have been sent to the card holder they can request copies if the bills going back six years so there will be proof/evidence of what the money was spent on
As you say it was for d2d living for the family household I would not panic the debt is not in your name however some if it can be optioned to you as both of you had a card and you received some benefit from it even if was just d2d items you both used them.
If he is going to produce a copy of the bill and demonstrate you were extravagant you may end up having to repay a set amount especially if it was something he did not receive any benefit from.
Assets and liabilities are taken into account when a court considers a proposed settlement.
All assets and liabilities are placed in the matrimonial pot then divided according to need. It is a common misconception that people try to reserve a asset and split other assets e.g. we will split the house and I keep my (massive) pension because it''s mine.
Post marital assets and liabilities can be set to one side if this is appropriate but all depends upon your individual circumstances.