Q: Want to know my rights. I left the home. The mortgage is under my husbands name only. We have a family trust will
set up. We have a lot of equity in the home. Am I losing out on anything by moving out? I’m only taking my personal things and he wants to still live there. I rented an apartment and bought myself new furniture. I want a peaceful separation or divorce. Do I really need to do anything to protect myself? Im not interested in getting a divorce. Just want to always stay separated.
I am sorry to hear that the relationship is not working out.
If you do nothing, you are still on the hook for the mortgage. You are still also in many ways responsible for any other debts such as credit cards your husband gets.
Filing for divorce or legal separation allows you to publicly protect yourself from the actions of your husband financially speaking.
It also does not have to be a fight and a good attorney will take an approach tailored to your needs and situation. An attorney will also be able to go over anything else that might be going on to help you protect yourself during the process.
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