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You have no liability for his debts. If you have kept your assets separate then while he personally may have a relationship property claim, unless you have a contracting out agreement, then the Official Assignee cannot make you contribute to his debts. They are able to require answers, but if you explain the separaion of assets and the history of separating assets, they will likely go no further
He should get consent from the Official Assignee to be employed by you-its often required. If he is to contract with you then he also needs consent. These are not difficult to get but they do like to know and its best to cooperate. They are generally pretty helpful though
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