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My husband and I are seperated and moving forward with

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my husband and I are seperated and moving forward with divorce, I currently need to purchase a new vehicle. How would this impact the procedings? Would it affect him in any way? He will not be listed on the vehicle and has signed the title for my current vehicle
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 1 year ago.

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If you have a decree of legal separation signed by a judge (NOT just a plan to do that) then arguably you have severed the community and can make financial choices without impact on the divorce. If you haven't legally separated, ideally, it would be better to wait to make a large purchase. However, if that is not possible, be sure that any of the money you might use for a down payment (or to purchase the car outright) is your own separate funds, so that your spouse cannot claim the vehicle as a marital asset.

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