Q: I have to leave this marriage. I cannot take his verbal abuse anymore. I am so beat down, I just can't do it anymore.
I know he won't, so I will have to be the one who leaves (retired, kids are grown) will I still get half of the house value & furnishings?
A: While 50-50 divisions of property are very common, they are not always 50-50. The circumstances of the case could warrant a 60-40, 65-35, 70-30 or a 75-25 division. Explain your particular facts to a divorce lawyer to see what you can expect. However, you do not lose any of your entitlement if you move out.
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