I’ve been told that no matter who earns money in a marriage, it is marital and belongs to the two of us. So when one spouse works, and the other refuses, can anything be done? I work and earn all the money and pay all the bills, while my spouse earns nothing.
Is it illegal for me to buy something substantial if my spouse doesn’t want me to, but still keep all the household bills and credit cards paid off? My spouse does not want to pay anything for my child (her stepchild) to go to college. The FAFSA form states a certain amount is “Expected Family Contribution”. How are these decisions made regarding money that “belongs to the two of us”? I don’t want to do anything wrong that can be held against me, but how do I know if it is wrong or not?