Hi all, my Ex and I have been separated since last year and I moved out in January. Before I moved out, I had some debt on credit cards and personal loans but I also have a sufficient amount in savings to cover this.
Since moving out, I've continued to top up my savings monthly and also service my debts.
We have agreed to see a mediator to help facilitate this.
My question is - Is it ok to pay off the rest of my debts using what I have in my savings? (Its personal debt and its personal savings). I'm not clear what the rules are on this but I don't want it to seem like I'm suddenly rearranging finances ahead of a settlement.
Also, my Ex lost her job 2 months after I moved out, does this have an effect on said settlement and does this introduce the possibility of my paying spousal maintenance (we have no kids) ?