I have for 17 years run the household for my family. I have opened and payed and closed credit accounts in my husbands name for household expences, cars, furniture etc for 17 years. My husband has had two affairs that have recently been brought to my attention. I have filed for divorce and he know says he is going to sue me for opening two accounts in his name that he has known about and never said anything about. They were opened 7 and 9 years ago. I have signed every paycheck of his, every tax form and dealt with all credit issues as I have been a stay home mom until last year. (16 years). I have signed his name more than he has in all these years. he has told me we will be forced to sell house and the kids and I will have no where to go. I make 27,000, he makes 250,000
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Georgia
I have retained counsel but am worrying myself sick over this
Hello and welcome,I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.Have you told your attorney about this concern?
Wow !! yes I have let my attorney know. I was trying to get an unbiased professional opinion on the situation.
I see. I would be happy to provide that.Husbands and wives often provide their consent to sign legally binding documents. The fact that your spouse has acquiesces to your signing legal documents for him all of these years indicates he did consent. Therefore, that would provide a basis to defend against any criminal charges against you for signing his name and I would not expect such charges to even be filed.In addition, the statute of limitations for forgery is typically 4 years, so it would be too late to pursue criminal charges with regard to the accounts you opened in your spouse's name 7 and 9 years ago. It sounds as though your spouse is making empty threats in an attempt to coerce you to do something you have so far refused to do.
I hope you found my answer helpful, even if the law is not in your favor. I would be happy to clarify my answer if anything is not clear or you are looking for additional information. All the best to you!
That is the same information I got from my attorney. I cannot help but worry when he is threatening to leave me and my children with no where to go! thank you
It if the same information because it is true. I would listen to your attorney. Your spouse appears to be acting out of spite, not reasonable legal premises.I know it's difficult, but try not to worry. There are plenty of legitimate things to be concerned about in a divorce, especially when children are involved. Try to take some deep breaths and realize that your husband's statements do not have any value right now since he is acting out of emotion, not reason, at least with regard to this.
JD, BBA Over 20 years legal and business experience.
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