Renting a matrimonial home, Now getting separated. Thoughts?
A friend has been married for 1 year, lived with his spouse for 2 years before that. They have no children together.
They are now separated but still live together as his spouse refuses to move out, and will not sign a fair sep agreement.
The husband has always paid all the rent and household expenses.
The husband is the only person on the lease.
The husband earns 2.5:1 what the wife earns.
Since they are now calling themselves separated and have every intention of moving to divorce, is the wife obligated to share in the monthly rent expense and common household expenses as they are now living like roommates?
Does the husband have any legal right to remove his spouse from the home if she refuses to pay her fair share of rent and expenses?
How can the husband legally remove his spouse from the residence if the wife refuses to make a deal?
I have told him to simply walk away from the lease after giving his 60 days notice, but he would like to remain in the rented house.