If husband is only the one on the mortgage/deed, and he got caught having an affair, am I legally obligated to let him sleep here if he is still paying the bills?

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If husband is only the one on the mortgage/deed, and he got caught having an affair, am I legally obligated to let him sleep here if he is still paying the bills?

My husband just got caught having a 2 month affair w/ another married woman whom he says he loves. He chose to leave the home and stay in hotels but verbally promised to still pay the bills. He is now asking if he can sleep at the home because hotels are expensive. If I say yes (because he is paying the bills), it means I am allowing him to spend his days with his lover and nights on my couch. If I say no, he will probably take back his verbal promise to continue paying the bills.

Asked on August 5, 2012 under Family Law, New Jersey

Answers:

BARRY BESSER / LAW OFFICES OF BARRY I. BESSER

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Without a court order, he can choose to stop paying the bills at any time, whether you let him sleep at the house or not.  It sounds like a divorce is going to have to be filed since it appears that he is going to continue to have this affair even though you know about it.


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