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I am a US citizen residing in Texas who brought my UK fiance

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I am a US citizen residing in Texas who brought my UK fiance to the US on a K-1 visa. We married in May of '09. He has received his residence card. He came into the marriage with absolutely no assets and I've supported him since his arrival and for the 18 months we've been married. He has not worked at all while here is the US - he has basically been a "house husband". All assets I have are solely owned by me and were owned prior to the marriage. All my bank accounts, assets, everything are titled in my name only. All that has been acquired during our marriage is a $5K vehicle (titled in my name and paid for with my money) and many gifts I've given him. He is in the UK at the present and I've cut off all means for him to return but have left a credit card in place for him to use - I lowered the credit limit to $5,000 with $1000 cash available so he was not without any source of funds. I need help from an attorney to get paperwork filed and to determine what I am legally obgligated to pay him.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
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Texas is a community property state. Any of the property you entered the marriage with remains your separate property as long as you never commingled any separate assets with any of your marital assets. The only thing he would be entitled to a share of is 1/2 of any earnings that came about during the existence of the marriage and not a share of anything you owned prior to the marriage that you continued to hold separately. Thus, he would be entitled to 1/2 of the amount of any wages you earned, interest on investments received during the course of the marriage and he is also liable for 1/2 of any debts acquired during the course of the marriage.


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