Hello, My husband and I have been separated for a month and he has now moved (sleeping) to his parents' place but occasionally coming home to get clothes etc. The current principal home (townhouse) is under my husband's name as he have purchased it just before we got married. All bills are under his sole name except home contents insurance. We've never had a joint bank account and I have been paying him $500 per fortnight to his offset account as a contribution towards our living expenses since we're married. Last year, we were planning to buy a bigger house and was going to turn the townhouse into an investment property so the banker have advised us not to pay off the principle home and should switch the mortgage to interest only. (which my husband never switched)Since then I have stopped paying the $500 and have agreed to pay a lump sum of whatever I've missed plus more towards our future house. I'm thinking of start paying him the $500 per fortnight again until the house is sold. Does it make any difference to my share of the house upon property settlement if I pay or not pay the $500? Should I also back pay him asap the lump sum of what I've missed? I also need to buy a car now as my old car has just been written off. Is it more beneficial for me to put it on a car loan or pay with cash? Many Thanks.