Do I have to pay for a storage unit that my husband rented?

My husband brought a storage unit for which only he has the key. He wants me to pay

him half for it which I did not ask for or want. Do I have to include this in our separation agreement?

Asked on November 16, 2018 under Family Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, because your state (NC) is not a "community property" state (which can also be thought of as "community"--or joint--"debt"), you are not responsible for his debt that he incurred without your consent or agreement (e.g. one you did not also sign for). This is solely his debt.
You could agree to pay something for it in exchange for getting something else you want, but that is your choise; you'd have to agree to pay.


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