Keeping the house in a separation

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Keeping the house in a separation

Hello. I am a wife and the sole bill payer in the
household. I have a husband who has become
increasingly verbally/emotionally abusive and has
began making death threats. He works part-time but
still has not helped with the bills, and just uses the
money he makes on alcohol. I want to know how I
would go about a separation where I can keep the
house.

Asked on March 20, 2018 under Family Law, Illinois

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Please go and discuss the particulars with an attorney in your area.  Illinois allows for pendete lite relief - relief given during the lendency of the action like exclusive use and occupancy of the marital home, alimony/spousal maintenance.  But beware: the "monied" spouse is YOU, not your spouse. And that could work against you.   If you and your spouse agree to the terms you wish that is fine.  Good luck. 


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