My wife and I have been separated for about 5 months. She suggested the separation, used her lawyer, and outlined in the separation agreement a very fair way to split up the bills. She makes about 30% more than I do, and we had a lot of debt, mostly incurred by her (which she admitted).
Now that I am seeing someone, and there have been indications I may have been seeing this person before the separation, she has told me that she cheated before the separation, and is seeing someone else now as well.
I frankly don’t care if she cheated. She however, has become very vindictive, saying that if she knew I was cheating then the bills would be divided very differently and I would be paying her alimony. I don’t want the expense and hurt to my 2 children that going to court would cause, so I’ve tried to give into her need for more money by giving her 80% of the income tax return, helping her with fixing things at her house, and so forth.
The big problem is that there is a consolidation loan we had for credit card debt, that my parents co-signed. In the separation agreement, it specifies a dollar amount that each of us is to pay, with the intent being that we split the bill evenly. Now, she is refusing to pay her part of the bill. She doesn’t care if it affects her credit, and says if I take her to court over it, she’ll make sure I wind up paying her money because I cheated - says she made up the story about her cheating to try and hurt me. Can I force her to stick to the separation agreement?