Do I owe my ex-wife this money?
May 28, 2014 6:30 PM Subscribe
3 years after a divorce, my ex-wife is asking for money she'd contributed to our shared bank account. What do I do?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (50 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We were married in early 2009 and for the following 2 years I supported both of us with a $75,000+ salary while she worked minimum wage jobs. We put everything in a single bank account, about 75% being money I'd made at my job.
Right at the end of our marriage, she received a $10,000 grant and put it in our bank account. Then moved out and started her own bank account and her own life.
No money changed hands in our divorce settlement. We both moved on, although emotionally it was a blur for awhile. But this week, she emailed to say she was hurting for money and wanted to know my thoughts on the $10,000.
My resentment for her leaving is mostly gone and I don't want to be petty about money, but I have no idea how to handle this. Do I just cut the check, or do I subtract from it the money I made that she used during our marriage for things like food, rent and travel?