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Monmouth County New Jersey. - My husband was convicted for

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Monmouth County New Jersey. - My husband was convicted for manslaughter in the death of his previous wife. The decease's family have gained control of her estate and are now going after him for any money that he used from the estate.

I want to know my personal liability if they get a judgement against him.

Infolawyer :

Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.

Infolawyer :

You are not personally liable for claims against him

Infolawyer :

assets in your name may thus not be reached

Infolawyer :

assets in joint name however are at risk to the extent of his interest in them, which a court would presume in 50% a

Infolawyer :

Practically, such claims are often best handled through settlement by him using his assets and obtaining of a release as against all others, including you.

Infolawyer :

Is that clear or can I clarify anything?

Customer:

There is quite a lot more to this, if I may continue? - even if I need to pay more.

Infolawyer :

sure, kindly rate the answer

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and then ask for me with a new question

Infolawyer :

put in title "for infolawyer/daniel" only

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or you can ask me first as a follow up on this question

Infolawyer :

glad to answer.

Infolawyer :

awaiting your reply

Customer:

Does it matter that during the time he was incarcerated, I was his power of attorney and spent all the money in his accounts to pay lawyers, and for his upkeep while in jail waiting trial?

Infolawyer :

It does not impact the answer

Infolawyer :

it does not make you liable

Infolawyer :

you were for all purposes his agent

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and an agent is not liable for principal's misconduct

Infolawyer :

its similar to having a lawyer or banker deal with the problems, which doesnt make them liable because helping with issues

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