She just went out and rented a townhouse and just started moving stuff. We have been married 23 years and practically everything is in both our names. If I had just up and walked out it would be abandonment. But we cannot afford 900.00 dollars a month more in debt and she doesn't understand that.
Does she have the right to just take what she wants out of the house?. I mean, we have a son in college, one in high school and I don't think she is rational because of the cancer. I'm not perfect but here at the holidays? And I don't think she has retained a lawyer.
would you suggest that I seek consultation regardless of her intentions?
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