What steps should I take?

Asked 10 months ago - Austin, TX

I married a man earlier this year who has recently decided to exit, leaving a trail of infidelities for me to discover in his wake. I paid for our wedding, and I have paid for our rent and bills. Any way I can collect half on these items in our divorce? He has $120K in debt, our wedding totaled ~$25K, and our rent for 6 months is ~$12K. I have receipts/proof of payments, but we don't have a signed lease, just a verbal agreement with our landlord- the rent has always been paid directly from my account. I'm a sole proprietor, and our finances have not been combined.

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  1. Brian Douglas Walters

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    Answered . I changed the category to Divorce, since I don't see how this has anything to do with Immigration. Anyway, I doubt you can recover the costs of the wedding or rent.

    Regarding the $120,000 in debt - I need more info. When was that debt taken out? Whose name is it in?

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  2. Theodore John Murphy

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    Answered . This appears to be a family law question. Unless there is an immigration related aspect ...

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be... more
  3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz

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    Answered . You need to consult a divorce attorney. You will not get paid back for the wedding and the other funds you gifted him by paying his debts.

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