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I am sorry for your situation. Please understand that as his spouse, you would not be liable
for any of his support obligations under any court orders. In other words, if he fails to pay a one of the mothers
and they press the matter in Court, they cannot go after you, your earnings, or your money.
Of course, this gets a little complicated. If the two of you have a joint account, that
may technically possibly be levied simply because it is in his name as well
As such, it may behoove someone in your situation to keep a separate bank account in one's name only for some/all of the money, just in case. Money coming in from employment and other resources may go into this account. This should secure any money as in one's name only.
Creating a trust may not be necessary as the separate bank account should be enough. However, one may do so, but if push comes to shove, trusts are often "pierced" when it comes to child support
issues. I look at it with a wary eye.
A prenuptial agreement
would only demand that he repay you if any of your money is lost in such a matter, and that is if
you divorce. So this is also not a good option.
In the end, the best option really is to HAVE ONE'S OWN ACCOUNT wherein no money of his is deposited and he has no access to take money out from. As such, it could then be shown to be not his, and not be liable for any child support and other legal obligations.Also if there are things I can do, how do I find an appropriate lawyer. It doesn't quite seem right to go to a divorce lawyer in order to get married.
To talk this over more, an attorney face to face can be helpful, sure. May I recommend the KY Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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