Hopewell Junction, NY asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: Can I remove my husband from the lease - I pay all bills solely for 10 years - to make him move out?

Our children are 15 and 16. I've asked him numerous times to leave as I cannot afford a divorce at this time.

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Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
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  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You would need the landlords consent to have him removed from the lease. That is unlikely as his being on the lease gives the landlord another person to sue if you don't make payments. You should also know that removing his name would not be sufficient to vacate him from the home.

George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Lindenhurst, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your landlord has to remove your husband from the lease. If there is domestic violence you can seek an order of protection, this could force your husband to vacate.

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