State = NC
My husband pays alimony to his ex wife and pays child support for a child he had outside of his first marriage. He had a child from the first marriage but he is 19 y/o. This other child is almost 4 y/o. If he were to lose his job or get sick, am I responsible for paying his alimony and child support payments for this 4 y/o? I make pretty good but about $40k less than him.
Note, the courts did not order any alimony or child support payments for this outside child. The ex wife and mother of his outside child came to agreements for him to pay specified amounts. He direct deposits the ex wife's payment into an account and sends a check to the other child's mother.
Basically, I do not want to have to pay them anything if something were to happen. How can I protect myself from this?