Orlando, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: If my ex husband told me I can utilize money he had in a safe box for bills if need be, and I did...is that a loan?

We were married at that time. I used the money for rent, bills, groceries and a semester of college for one of my kids. I paid the portion for semester back. He only put $500 towards rent monthly. Everything else was my responsibility within the 3.5 year relationship. Is the remainder legally owed or considered to be part of household expenses?

There was no note everything verbal and he sends texts messages requesting/demanding payments.

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If you spent the money during the marriage on marital obligations then the starting position is that it was part of the marriage. Verbal agreements would probably not change that. If you have a paper stating that it is a loan that could possibly change it. However, you state that you are already divorced. If that is the case then he has probably lost any right to pursue you for financial issues that occurred during the marriage.

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Ira Markowitz
Ira Markowitz
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  • Coral Springs, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No since it was marital & used for marital debt.

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