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in the middle of divorce in ohio my soon to be ex filed in

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in the middle of divorce in ohio my soon to be ex filed in putting down his income he put 2 he is living with his girlfriend why do they allow that when he is still married to me also when putting down what he has to pay out he put down he has rent etc,he does pay rent why don't they check on these things?
For bankruptcy purposes, a debtor's household income includes any cohabiting partner (girlfriend/boyfriend) and that partner's children, if any. See In re Herbert, 405 B.R. 165 (NC WD 2008).

It's just how the law is written. Your husband doesn't have a choice.

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