I'm going through a divorce and recently received correspondence from soon ex-spouse's attorney with a table dividing the debt (community property) as we are about to proceed to court. In the proposal, the defendant's attorney is proposing to assign the debt to me that does not have material assets (tangible property) and to him, debt that does. I do not agree with the proposed assignment of the debt in the defendant's proposal. Do I have the right to request from the defendant production of statements of the property associated with the debt? Do I (My attorney) have the right to draft my own table proposing an assignment of debt and then request to take ownership of an equal (per the courts discretion) percent of the tangible ( T.V.'s , computers, etc.) assets in question?
Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.
Responsibility for debts acquired during marriage may fall upon both parties after divorce, even if only one spouse incurred the debt.
by attorney David Slepkow
Does Rhode Island have a statute direcly pertianing to Marital Debt? Rhode Island has no specific statute related directly to assigning Marital Debt... more