Is it worth pursuing and documenting the following (my guess is yes, if litigating, but what about for an SA or mediation–
does documenting these things have “ED currency” in non-litigation situations?
1) The fact that I largely paid spouse’s (substantial) educational expenses while married. How does one establish this if we had joint accounts at the time-- is it enough to establish that my income was 10x spouse’s during the loan payback period (and that spouse’s income at the time was not sufficient even for self-support)? What will I need in terms of documentation other than tax returns-- loan satisfaction documents, bank statements, what?
2) The fact that spouse forced me to pay for, by myself, the loss incurred in selling a house in a bad market (we didn’t even have to sell it-- “downsizing” was her decision)? The house was purchased after married, and we lived there together
the whole time we owned it-- shouldn’t some of that debt (a considerable sum) have been considered spouse’s responsiblity?
How best to document that I absorbed this debt (I even had to take out an unsecured loan to pay some of the deficit)?