Richmond, VA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: If my husband leaves me for another woman and we both signed apartment lease could he still be responsible to help pay

We have only been married for 6 months. And my husband decided to go back to his ex girlfriend and has left me paying for all of our Bill's that we accumulated together because it's all in my name except for our apartment lease is in both of our names. We dont have any kids together but I have a child from my previous relationship. Since he is the one that has an affair and ended our marriage would he be able to just stop paying our rent? His paycheck was the one that could afford to pay it and my check paid some of the other bills.

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Regina Irene Edwards

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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Yes, you will need to file for divorce to ask for temporary support.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Yes, he can be held responsible for the lease as well. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with the divorce process and guide you through the process, so your best interest is protected. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Ellaretha Coleman

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: This is something that will need to be dealt with in the divorce action. You may be entitled to temporary support to assist you in paying for the apartment lease.

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