Greetings. Tell your friend thank you for me, as I respect everyone in the military. Now first, it does not matter whose name is on the debt, all debt created during the marriage is marital. Eventhough the debt is in his name, half of it is her responsibility. She should be paying him monthly payments on her debt obligation.
If she makes more than him, he may be entitled to alimony, but after 2 years it would not be worth the cost to him.
As far as the child, he should petition for a blood test, which he has the rights to. The birth certificate without his name should be enough for the military.
Finally, he needs an attorney. She needs to refinance the automobile or sell it. Best of luck and have him call us if he needs help with this situation.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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