My Spouse is Taking her Time Completing our Marriage Separation Agreement, Am I Still Responsible for Paying Our Shared Bills?

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“My wife is “dragging her feet” on the completion of a Marriage Separation Agreement. Am I obligated to pay the mortgage, utilities, and other bills without an agreement in place?”

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Whether or not you are obligated, it’s prudent to do so, however you should have your lawyer a) file a motion to have the court put a timeline in place for the completion of the MSA, and b) make sure that you are reimbursed for expenses incurred during the separation.



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