In my situation, my STBE wife is on disability. We separated in Jan 2018 and I am counting down the days until i can file in 2019. I of course have moved and she is still at the marital residence. I am currently still paying mortgage, water, gas, and electricity bills, along with her car insurance AND medical insurance which is taxing on me. The agreement has yet to be signed because she is “trying to see how much her disability benefits will be” now that our daughter is 18.
In the agreement that is being “volleyed” back and forth right now, I want to simply pay her directly for spousal support. Right now she is using the fact that the bill accounts are still in my name to keep me paying. But I have told her time and time again that the legally binding agreement will hold me to my obligation.
She is also refusing to sell or buy me out of the house. Both our names are on the deed and I am solely on the loan. Now of course I do not want a foreclosure on my hands so I don’t know what to do. I am even wiling to give her over half of the equity after the sale of the home.
Here are my questions:
- Am I being too nice?
- How do I get out of the utilities that are in my name?
- Is there any legal action that she could take if I ended [utility] services after notifying her?
- How do I get her to sign the papers before I file?