Since we’re married (20 years) my wife has controlled our finances. I let her do it and these last years basically she does what she wants (one of many marital issues). If that means overdrafting and when that runs out running up the VISA - she just keeps on going. She self employed, I find out she has not been paying taxes quarterly (we file jointly) so natually we have a tax burden. Long story short we owe a lot. I am getting ready to pay off this debt, close the VISA account and change the finances so my paycheck is no longer in a combined account. I am also planning on switching the payments so I will pay mortgage, and many other billls)
Questions are (we still married now - lousy marriage):
- If she opens any credit in her name am I legally responsible for that debt?
- The saving account is from an inheritance (me) and i’m going to move that to a new account too - Shouldn’t be an issue right?
- I am planning on leaving her some normal bills to pay but I will be paying the bulk of the bills - is this even a legal issue or is this just domestic probloem?