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Hi, me and my partner are in the early stages of separating. He won't leave our house until he is ready to. He is extremely controlling and emotionally abusive to me. We have three children so I can't just up and leave my self. What can I do. I ultimately would like him to just leave and leave me alone?

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We have a house together and a business at the moment. And he is threatening me that I'm not entitled to either. So I would like to know what my options are.

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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

I am sorry to hear this.

Unfortunately you both have an equal right to occupy the home so you cannot have him leave anymore than he can have you leave.

But you will share equally in the value of all assets acquired during the marriage (aside from gifts and inheritances) and will also share equally in the increase in value of any assets brought into the marriage. You will share equally in the value of the home no matter when it was acquired so his threats are nonsense.

Your best next step is to retain a lawyer and have the lawyer send him a letter stating the issues need to be resolved or you will proceed to court as this cannot continue.

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

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