I’ve been separated (living apart) from my wife for 9 months. Long story short, she won’t sign the separation agreement presented to her. We were only married 5 months. No joint bank accounts, credit cards, or debt. House was purchased long before I met her, never put in her name. I split all old joint accounts in half and gave her the money. I doubt she will sign divorce papers, but I also think it would cost her more to challenge the divorce than she could ever get from me. (I have a mortgage and student load debt - plus the lawyers I have talked to say alimony is very very unlikely to be granted her).
I’ve been driving a 1988 Chevy for a long time (been in the family since new). It’s on its last legs and a money pit. I need to get something new soon. Should I have any concerns about taking out a car loan? I will put very little cash down, but any I do put down I can clearly show was earned after separation. What about perceptions of the judge when I file? Will be buying a new car post-separation have any affect? I’d like to buy a quality car that last a long time.
29 years old