Salt Lake City, UT asked in Family Law for Utah

Q: Do I have any rights to stop my husband from asking me to leave the house every time we have an argument?

My name is on the mortage. I work and we have a mutual bank account and both salaries go to pay the mortage. He asks me to pack and leave every time there is a fight. He is doing in front of the kids. How can I stop him from doing this. Is this considered abuse?

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Clinton R. Brimhall
Clinton R. Brimhall
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Absent a court order, you both have equal rights to the house, though if the police are called, the officers may strongly encourage one or the other of you to leave. His actions may be considered abusive/domineering, but you have not explained the situation extensively enough for me to be sure. Getting him to stop may not be so easy. You may wish to seek out more detailed legal advice or perhaps reach out to organizations that give advice to domestic violence victims.

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