The main thing keeping me from filing for divorce is that I fear I will have to support 2 households rather than 1.
Over the past 10 years my husband has been unemployed more than employed, although historically he has had six figure jobs while working. He has been fired from 3 of his past five jobs. He was fired from his most recent job over 2 years ago.
Also, at one point he tried to start his own consulting company and spent probably $40K with little or no return. He has never been willing to look for a job paying substantially less, or considering driving for Uber or working at Lowe's part time. He stays at home with our dogs most of the time and then lashes out at me because he feels trapped at home!
We now live in PA. I work long hours in a job that I often hate. I would love to quit my job before I find another, but I can't because husband is not working.
If I file for divorce, it looks like I will have to pay him 40% of what I earn. Granted, some of our expenses will go down, but this stinks for me.
Questions: I am paying for loans on two cars. If he ends up with one of the cars, can he be forced to make the payments or will I still have all of the bills to pay in addition to both car payments? We have a mortgage but no other debt beyond car loans.
If I file, can he be forced to get some sort of job rather than simply collecting 40% of my earnings?