I am divorcing my wife now in a Californian court. We do not have common property -- our house has been sold. At this point we have only common debts, and need to split responsibility according to Californian law.
We separated in May, 2014 -- I moved in Dallas, TX. At that moment we had 65K common debt: common Personal Line of Credit balance, Parent Loan for our daughter on my name, credit cards on my name, credit cards on my x-wife's name. I keep all my balances current, and paid off two accounts. My x-wife does not make payments for her 2 credit cards, despite her good income 90K per year, which includes Spousal Support
from me 4K per month.
Currently, our common debts total balance is 30K, which means that I payed to creditors 35K over 1.5 years after separation
Here is my question:
Do I have a legal right to consider 65K balance as our common debt after I payed off 35K? I have to maintain my credit history, and I am making all the payments every month. And it looks like I spend my money to pay not just mine, but also my x-wife's debts. My x-wife doesn't care about her credit history, and ignores all the bills. I need your suggestion how to resolve that. At least, I would use it as a leverage to resolve all other disagreements.