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My husband secretly got an apartment. I found out by snooping. WE have a 17 yr old daughter and he told my daughter he will stay at apartment 4 days and our home 3.he said if not he will get a divorce.he said he wants freedom and a place to bring a friend he might meet while he is out.He also has a roommate ,a female.
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Can I get him for abandonment
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Thank you for the reply. There are two elements that have to be present in order to constitute abandonment: the willful desire or the intent to desert/abandon and the cutting off of the marital relationship. In Florida, the abandonment has:

  • continued for 12 uninterrupted months;
  • must be willful and malicious;
  • beyond any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.

If this can be shown, it would be a ground to file for divorce. However, if he is living in the home and the rental and you are allowing it to go on, the court may have issue with this, as a basis to divorce.

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!

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