Ah, thank you, Jeff.
If she traded in your vehicle, then both individual's assets were used to purchase the car, and arguably, it is marital income. But if she has it, then SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IT. Whoever gets the asset also gets the debt.but is this still true if she filed under adultry?
Adultery augments the matter. Marital debt
/asset division can be skewed in favor of a party who successfully argues a "fault." Generally, one party simply alleges irreconcilable differences
. However, most states retain grounds for divorce
where one party alleges fault when divorcing, such as neglect, assault, adultery, etc, and because of this, the Court can divide the assets/debts in favor of that party.
So ordinarily, she'd still be liable for the vehicle. However, if she proves adultery by clear and convincing evidence, then you may get an extraordinary share of the marital debt and if so, that vehicle payoff may be shifted to you, I am afraid.
That is, if
she proves adultery.
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