Can My Husband Kick Me Out of Our House?
Asked Jun 3, 2007, 12:25 PM
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.