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If the divorce court judge ordered you to pay rent and utilities, yes, you unfortunately do need to pay, regardless of whose name is ***** ***** apartment and the utilities. If you don't pay, the electric company will shut you off, and you could be held in contempt of court - which could mean interest on top of paying the bills, plus other penalties. The other party would not have to pay the other half of the rent unless the judge stated that he did in the order. But usually in a divorce, the person who keeps the property becomes solely responsible for paying to continue living there.
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