What do I own and owe in regards to a divorce?
My wife and I have been married for a little less than two years. I am 60 and she is 51. I own my house and pay all house and related expenses. Early on in the marriage, my wife decided not to pay for house hold expenses. I resisted and have asked her repeatedly to help pay electric, gas, oil, phone and other utility bills. She refuses. She is on workers disability and refuses to go back to work, yet will spend 4 to 6 hours each day on the internet - sometimes shopping, sometimes talking with friends, sometimes on self-help web sites. She was in debt when I met her. I helped her with her child custody issues to the tune of about $15,000. She lost her house due to bankruptcy. And recently she filed personal bankruptcy. I have asked her repeatedly to go find work, any work, to help pay her bills and help pay household expenses. She refuses. What do I owe her? What am I responsible for with her and her expenses? And in a divorce, what am I legally liable to owe her? She has a 10 year old daughter. She received child support and disability payments. Her disability is from a work related injury that occurred about 12 years ago. Her daughter lives with us most of the time. Though she is spending more and more time with her dad.