Deed of trust


Dear elsevier:

Greetings. Do not sign this document. He h as not paid alimony, yet you are even considering signing a document should be sending up large, red warning flags throughout your mind. You immediately need to hire an attorney and stop playing before he “cons” you out of your alimony claim all together.

No, you are not responsible for the debts he has accrued since the date of separation, but if he is amassing large debt…it will affect your alimony!!!

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

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Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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My husband requested a divorce eight months ago. We have lived apart since then. He now wants to buy a new house and wants me to sign a Deed of Trust that he says “protects” me against having to be responsible for his new mortgage. We have no signed separation agreement yet. Can you tell me the real purpose of the deed of trust? I have been advised not to sign it as that would imply that I am condoning his taking out a new mortgage. He is a supporting spouse who has, so far, refused to pay alimony. Can I be held responsible for any of his debts that he has taken on since our separation if the separation agreement has not been signed but is still being negotiated through our attorneys? Thanks.