In our divorce settlement, I defaulted because I lived in Hawaii at the time and could not attend the court hearing to defend myself. The judge ordered that the debt of a car be put in my name and I was ordered to pay this. This is the car I drove while we were together, he stole it from me on the last day we saw each other before the divorce. Even though I feel this debt should not be mine at all, there is nothing I can do but pay. Now my ex is saying he is filing for bankruptcy and if I pay him half he will file the debt of the car with his bankruptcy. I don't want to give him any money at all and would like to pay the car loan bank directly. Can he sue me for doing this? Am I in violation, do I HAVE to pay him directly? Divorce was in California. Thank you!
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