My wife and I have been separated for a little more than a month. Money was tight and we had to move from one rental to another she decided that she did not want to move into the new place with us. I got myself and my 2 sons a new house and she decided to move to her friend’s basement until she could afford a place of her own. First question - Didn’t she abandon the relationship and doesn’t she lose some rights in doing so?
Next question - We had a car that she drove and took with her. Her brother is wealthy and he came to town and got her a new car and used the one we owned together as a trade-in, for which I received nothing. Isn’t that car marital property? it was registered in her name, but we were married 20 years so i have to imagine it is both of our property under the law. Am I entitled to anything there?
Question 3 - Her brother got her a new place and she just moved in. I am still struggling financially but am getting by. How do we pay the expenses associated with the kids? Extra curricular activities, school supplies, etc. I do make sure my kids see her now that she has a place as I want them to have a relationship with their mother as I am a believer in family, no matter what form it may take. Am I responsible for all expenses as they relate to the kids or is it 50/50 since she walked out on us?