Q: Hi-My husband left me&our home. He got his own apartment. Do i file for legal separation? I didnt want this.
I cant afford our home bills on my own. He gave me 3 options: I buy the home from him, he stays at the home, or we sell and split any profit. I chose the later. I am now trying to move everything, figure out what is mine/his. Friends say i should file for legal separation, not sure if this is the correct thing to do since he is the one that is choosing this. I wanted to work our issues but he clearly doesnt. We also have a 14yr old daughter that is with me.
A: Legal separation will do everything a divorce does except make you legally divorced. You could do so to help bring some certainty to the economic situation. However, your husband could counter file for divorce. Michigan is a "no fault" state when it comes to divorce, and it only takes one person to want a divorce for it to happen.
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