My STBX husband notified me that he will be filing a petition for divorce and serving me with papers. He left me on Oct. 1, 2010. We do not have a separation agreement. The only significant marital property that we have is two cars. Both of our names are on the titles and loans on the cars. We have agreed to transfer titles and refinance the cars to be owned solely by each respectively. However he has consistently not honored his agreements. He has an attorney. I cannot afford one.
- Should the transactions with the cars be done before the divorce petition is filed? How can I be sure that he will sign over the title to my car after I get it refinanced in my name only?
- I asked him to have the divorce petition state that I will have my name changed back to my maiden name. He told me to take care of that myself. Should I file the divorce petition myself? What is the best way to handle this?