I am sorry to hear this;
there is no legal proceeding for legal separation, so the only way to end a marriage is to file for a divorce.
That information is here
During the divorce process, the court can issue injunctions, such as exclusive use and possession orders regarding the family home.
Depending on who owns the home, if a non-owner abandons the home, the owner is free to change the locks to prevent unauthorized access. If the other spouse is listed on the home as an owner, it would require a court order allowing one to change the locks.
During the divorce process, the court will equitably divide the marital property. So if the house is jointly owned, the court will determine the parties' respective ownership percentage and will generally allow one spouse to buy out the other, or will order the sale of the house. Interim orders will be made as to who is responsible for which bills. The sooner this is determined the better. The court has discretion to order reimbursement for past bills, or to take into account how bills were paid when making the equitable division.
The parties are free to make this arrangement themselves via a post nuptial agreement, which would outline the parties respective rights and obligations.
Also a step parent has no duty to support their step children, as only parents are legally obligated to do so.
If the parties are able to agree, the divorce process is much simpler; for example, here is the petition for the simplified process - this can save a lot of money in legal fees.
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