Unfortunately I made the inappropriate decision to get married at 22 years old. I was promptly divorced at the age of 24, when I found out my husband was cheating. This was after we had juuuust bought a beautiful home in Houston, Texas and I was beginning grad school. We had only been in the house 3 weeks, and I packed up my car and my dogs and moved back to California. Fast forward a bit... I'm done with school, I'm 29 years old now, and I've been fortunate enough to afford the life I've always dreamed of for myself (on my own, I might add!).
I had paid for the divorce. I paid for the lawyer, the court fees, and all the extras that went in to the whole mess. The major agreement was that on December 12, 2012... five years from the final court date, he was to pay me for my half of the house. In the interim he has married the mistress, is now with child, and has also filed for BANKRUPTCY. I have, of course, not received a penny from him. So i'm wondering if I should really go through all the stress, and the time of chasing after him through the courts. I'm entitled to that money. It would be a huge help to pay for my college loans as well. But i'm not sure it's worth the stress and my sanity.
I would love the greater wisdom of some folks that maybe have been through this sort of thing.