Divorce: Should I Leave the House? What About Our Debt?

Posted by William H. Sherman on Jul 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question:  I was reading your blog and I think I finally need to file for divorce.  My wife and I live in Roswell and I see you have an office in Roswell.  Things have not been good since my wife started hanging around some of her friends from work.  They work in a financial services office in Midtown.  I own a business in Johns Creek.

My wife used to want to spend her time cooking, gardening and doing artwork.  She studied art at the University of Georgia.  But now she spends her time looking at celebrity gossip sites on the Internet, getting plastic surgery and staying out very late at night.

She used to read good books, now she loves Jezebel Magazine and The Atlantan.  She cuts out articles for me to read and she said I need to be more “hip.”  She just had breast augmentation surgery from a practice in Atlanta and she's planning to get a tummy tuck or something in the next two weeks.  She stays out late.  She comes home during the week at past 1:00 a.m. and on the weekends past 3:00 a.m.  She goes to Johnny's Hideaway all the time and even frequents strip clubs.  I even caught her looking for divorce lawyers on the Internet.

We had a big fight the other night about the cost of her plastic surgery and some other bills like her BMW payment and how frequently she goes shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.  She told me to leave the house.  Maybe I should if she doesn't want me there.

I need to have some idea if I should leave the house and move into a hotel and what will happen to our debt from the marriage that she incurred.

Answer:  Do not leave the home.  In a divorce situation it is usually a big mistake to move out of the marital residence.  We can speak directly if you wish and we can discuss the many reasons to not abandon the house.

We receive a lot of questions about how debt is handled in divorce.  Usually, debt is divided in the divorce.  Often, the debt is negotiated between the parties.  Sometimes the debt is split evenly, other times it is used as a negotiating point for other things.  Each case is different, so you would want to present all of the facts and circumstances to a good divorce attorney.

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With a professional background that includes serving as a Senior Assistant County Attorney and as an Assistant Attorney General, attorney William H. Sherman has great experience, a broad range of legal knowledge and a proven record of success.  Each of Mr. Sherman's clients gets the full benefit of his experience.  Because attorney Sherman has worked for governmental organizations, large corporations and clerked for a judge, he has handled a wide variety of cases from negotiation and trial to successful appeal. Mr. Sherman is very proud of his reputation as a problem-solver who is always available to his clients.  Active in the community, Mr. Sherman and his wife, attorney Valerie Sherman, support many community organizations, sports teams and charities.  Call him now and let his experience work for you.


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