Post seperation debt

Post separation does not affect equitable distribution. You are responsible for 1/2 the marital debt and entitled to 1/2 the marital assets up until date of separation. Any debt that is incurred after the date of separation is considered separate and would be the sole responsibility of the individual, and any assets acquired after date of separation would be property of the individual.
Also, if the courts find that one spouse is deliberately increasing the amount of the debt or decreasing the amount of assets, that can be cause for more of the distribution to go to the other spouse.

Thanks stepmother. The reason for my question was a request I got from MY attorney that I submit all of my debts AFTER the date of seperation. I was reading last night about “divisable assets/debts”, and what I understood was that “divisable” are those debts and assets between the time of seperation and distribution. Since my X moved out I have done $5000 worth of improvements on my house (thats materials, the labor I did myself) and paid off most of the debt. I’m wondering now if thats going to work against me.

Dear harleydad:

Greetings. Post-separation debt is the debt of the party that created it after the DOS. Thanks

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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What, if any, does post-seperation debt play in Equitible Distribution?