I’ve been living apart – legally separated in NC but without a signed separation agreement – for 5 years and am prepared now to file for divorce. I’ve just found out that my husband has not paid taxes for at least 4 years on funds that he has withdrawn from his tax-deferred retirement account – funds that were put into that account while we were still living together. He has not had a job for the last few years and has apparently been living on the retirement monies – which are (were) marital property. He’s also informed me that he is dropping his health insurance coverage (BCBS-Individual plan) next month.
- Am I in any way exposed to IRS action against me for his non-payment of taxes on these retirement account withdrawals? We have filed separate head-of-household tax returns since we split, and all of our finances have been separate since that time.
- Am I responsible for his medical bills if he gets sick or injured?
- Am I responsible for any other bills that he might have that he’s not paying?
We do still have some joint property (land) that hasn’t been divided yet.