What to do if my husband and I were separated over 5 years ago and are now back together but hile separated he had an affair and we recently learned a son?

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What to do if my husband and I were separated over 5 years ago and are now back together but hile separated he had an affair and we recently learned a son?

Other then getting a divorce, how can I protect myself and my children’s financial future since we have a home and other assets together. I’m thinking 5 years of back child support plus adds up to a lot. Everything we have is in both our names. Even if we did divorce, I guess everything would have to be put solely in my name? I just feel he should be the only one responsible?

Asked on August 30, 2012 under Family Law, Pennsylvania

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you and your husband consult with a family law attorney that has experience in Wills and trusts issues to see what can be done to protect your assets from any possible child support levy with respect to your husband's five (5) year old son from another relationship.

You might be able to place your own assets into a trust per a post nuptial agreement with your spouse. However, your marital assets with your spouse most likely are subject to a child support levy under all states in this country.


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