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My boyfriend recently finalized a divorce that took over 2

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My boyfriend recently finalized a divorce that took over 2 years, he has to pay alimony for a total of 4 years, is there anything I should be concerned about if we move in together or get married, in that, can his ex go after additional alimony based on household income?
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Assuming he pays the alimony out without an issue, then this really should not be a problem.
If he does not, then the ex can in theory convert the alimony debt into a judgment and then attach a bank account with his name on it. If the two of you share an account and money, then your money may be attached. Likewise, she can for example lien a titled property with his name on it, even if your name is ***** ***** as well.
Ergo, some couples choose to maintain separate assets until child support/alimony is paid off.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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Ok so if we share the same address but maintain separate accounts/assists than there is no recourse she has to go after me financially?
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Correct. Simply sharing the same address does not make one liable. Civil judgments (if this is converted into a civil judgment) generally does not make the other spouse liable unless it is for necessities (medicine, rent, etc).
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