Mason, MI asked in Divorce for Michigan

Q: My husband and I rent a home together where both names are on the lease. If I file for divorce, does he have to leave?

I have been married 12 years and have recently discovered my husband has been having inappropriate relationships with other women. We rent a home together. I do not have a retainer fee to pay for an attorney. I am ready to file for divorce, but I am worried he will not leave the home when I ask him to. We are both listed on our lease. Is there anything I can do?

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Neil Colman
Neil Colman
  • Clinton Township, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: In my opinion, there is nothing you can do to make him leave if he doesn’t honor your request to leave. The fact that he is having inappropriate relations is not a basis for a court to require him to leave.

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