Fairfield, CA asked in Divorce and Family Law for California

Q: My ex moved out and wants a divorce, do we still split our mortgage and property tax until we are divorced ?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In California, until the divorce is finalized, both spouses typically remain responsible for joint financial obligations, including the mortgage and property taxes. This responsibility usually continues unless there is a court order or agreement stating otherwise.

However, the specific circumstances of your case, such as income levels and the terms of any prenuptial agreements, can influence how these costs are divided. It's advisable to discuss the details with a legal professional who can provide guidance based on your unique situation.

Additionally, during the divorce proceedings, you might be able to request a temporary order from the court to determine how these expenses should be handled until the finalization of the divorce. This step can provide clarity and help manage financial responsibilities during this transitional period.

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