When a spouse appears to be trying to maximize their financial position and your marriage is in trouble, filing for divorce is a fast way to stop the behavior.
When it comes to credit card debt, there are a few things you should ask yourself. First, is the debt being accrued on things that both of you can use?
If you’re in a cash-poor situation and your spouse is paying utility, mortgage, or grocery bills with a credit card, this may not be an irrational approach.
On the other hand, if they’re paying bar tabs or getting spa treatments or a new wardrobe with the credit card, you should strongly consider filing to prevent more damage.
It’s all too common for spouses to engage in financial scheming ahead of a divorce, and once your papers are filed, the court will order a stop to it.
From there, you can work to get credit card debts that only benefited your spouse assigned to them. The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.