Can a husband throw out his wife on the street, if the lease is in his name?

I bought the trailer we live in and his name is on the deed and the lease is in his name. He keeps telling me that he can throw me out on the street. Is this a true fact?

Asked on September 1, 2016 under Family Law, New Jersey


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Until a formal separation agreement has been entered into or a final decree of divorce has been issued, the home that a married couple lives in is considered to be the "joint marital residence". This means that both parties have equal rights to live there and occupy it. No matter whose name is on the deed/lease. At this point, you should consult with a local divorce lawyer who can best advise you further.

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