Wilmington, MA asked in Divorce for Rhode Island

Q: I moved out of the marital home 5 months ago. my husband says I am responsible for 1/2 of the household bills until a

a divorce is final. I am not on the mortgage and all the vehicles are in his name...is this true?

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Paul J. Ferns
Paul J. Ferns
  • Warwick, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: If no divorce action has been filed then you are not legally obligated to pay. However, depending upon how the divorce case resolves, you may be obligated to pay some money towards the mortgage if you ultimately are going to receive money from the equity in the house. If there is no money coming to you out of the house, then you would not have to contribute to the mortgage and household bills.

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