I don't disagree with anteater (who seems to be answering the questions in this forum far better than I of late) on the underlying possibilities. There are a number of reasons why, even if litigation happened, the husband could be liable for some of the bills. It's just I didn't go there when the facts we do have indicate an enormous problem not easily fixed.
When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.
--W. T. Pooh (aka A. A. Milne)