During Our Divorce Process, I’ve Moved Out Of Our Home, Do I Have To Continue Paying The Bills?
Today’s question comes to us from David. And he’s stating that his wife wants a divorce. He was not agreeable to the divorce; however, he did move out of the house. And he wants to know that while he’s out of the house, does he have to continue to keep paying the bills.
Answering David’s question, it is really a short answer. And that is that while we are in the process of a divorce, the courts are always wanting the parties to continue the status quo. What that means is that, David, even though you are no longer living in the house while your wife has asked for the divorce and while we are in the process of a divorce, you will still unfortunately be responsible to make the payments for the mortgage if that is what you were doing before, and all the bills, and utilities, and everything that you were paying before your wife started the divorce. You will continue to do this until such time as the divorce is finalized and a new decree with new orders has been established and ordered by the judge.
I understand that this is an issue. Quite a lot of times, when couples are going through a divorce, they’re now maintaining two households. One of the parties is no longer living in the home. In this situation, it is you David, but you will still have to maintain paying the mortgage and the bills for the house that your wife is living in while the divorce is pending.
Please keep that in mind. The courts require that the parties maintain the status quo until the divorce has been finalized. I hope this has answered these questions. If you want to discuss this further, please give me a call. Or go to vegasdivorcemeeting.com. I’ll be happy to discuss this further with you.
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