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Marital debt

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17 Jun 15 #463093 by JINTY42
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Hi All, any advice?
Married for 14 years, one child who is severely disabled. I gave up work soon after child born to be full time carer, so did not have income of my own all during the marriage. Son has severe disabilities and is much like a baby to care for, so no chance of work for me as no appropriate childcare and needs too great. Just going to start financial stuff now and I get the feeling that my STBX is going to say that I owe half the marital debt and that the little equity in the FMH should be kept by him to repay those debts. There was some joint debt and quite a bit in just his name alone. I left the marital home and I''m in rented now (disabled son going to a school out of borough to where we used to live, so I''ve moved to the new borough). STBX on very good wage, as he trained to be an accountant whilst I covered things at home. If I have no income except for benefits and no chance of earning any for as long as I''m tied to being a carer, then how reasonable is it to be expected to pay for debts incurred when we were a family? STBX has unending earning capacity, will ultimately have the house once mortgage paid off and no ties to care for our son apart from one day a week. Any opinions welcome please.

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