Originally Posted by wantsout
I am 42, live in Maryland, have been married for 15 years and am seeking a divorce. My name is not on any property (house, car, etc) except for a joint checking account (which he is taking money out of as soon as it goes in). My husband is threatening to "kick me out" if I file for divorce. I have been a stay-at-home mother for 9 years and have virtually nothing in my name. If I file, he'll want me to leave. As of yet, I have no job, no money, nothing. Can he kick me out? Also, if I do leave, is he required to pay alimony or some sort of support until I get back on my feet? Also, am I entitled to half his pension from the State of Maryland (he's a police chief)? And if the house is not in my name, am I entitled to any of its value?
Thank you very much for any assistance anyone out there can lend.
Wow. Sorry to hear that he is doing that to you. I am not familiar with the laws in MD, but I do believe that you are entitled to half of everything that he has. That is the law in FL and I believe the same for most states unless you signed a pre-nup. Regarding if he can kick you out, I don't believe that he has the right to do that since you are his wife and have been living there for 9 years. Consult a lawyer honey. They usually offer a free consultation. God bless you and take care of you! Sounds like he is a real jerk. You will be better off without him anyway.