Separated into to different home? But staying at each others homes. Still having marital relations?

Asked 10 months ago - San Jose, CA

Separated. Sharing bills. Suddenly served with divorce papers. Are we responsible for our bills in household. Minis credit card dept.

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  1. Jack McRae

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    Answered . Not sure of your main question "still having marital relations?". However, you both have a duty to continue to pay your community debts/bills. If you use your own separate property to pay a community debt, then you can get reimbursement for it. Below is a link that can give you some more information.

  2. Athina Karamanlis Powers

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    Answered . YOU CAN live in the same house and be separated or you can live in different houses and be married.
    The issue is are you intimate with each other?
    IF you agree to have a divorce this is going to be typical procedure.
    You can have an uncontested divorce.
    Some of us in avvo including me we work in your area and we can help you to finish your divorce and save you money in the process

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  3. George Baker Richardson

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    Answered . It is not at all clear what you are asking. As Mr. McRae indicated, you are responsible for community property debts.

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  4. Fred Charles Beyer

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    Answered . After date of separation you are each responsible for own debts....you can still agree to split household debts if living togetgher....if not in agreement, question is what is date of separation and who pays what...you should have a consultation with a family law attorney of your choice asap........

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