My wife has said she is planning on leaving our home because she does not want to be with me any longer. A few days ago we had gotten into a verbal argument in which I told her she had 30 days to move out, but after things had cooled down, I told her she could stay and that I was not forcing her out of the home. As I said, a few days have passed and she has said she is leaving the home to find somewhere else to stay and live. She has also said that she is entitled to the value of half the house and she expects this when she leaves. And she said if she doesn’t get it, she will take me to court and her son will testify that I told her she had 30 days to move out - but as I said I told her she was not being forced out and she could stay in the home - it was just when we were arguing when I said this to her.
My question is, if she decides to leave the home, is she entitled to anything at that point and what are my rights? I purchased the home solely in August 2012 and I was the only individual on the deed to that home. We were just married on December 15th, 2012 and about two weeks after we were married I added her to the deed. Is there are rights she would have to claim the home as hers if she were to leave on her own free will? Can she take me to court in order to try to take the home from me if she does leave? Does she have any ground to stand on because of what I said to her about moving out in 30 days? I also have it in writing where I told her she could stay and that I was not forcing her to move.
Just want to know what my rights are and what protections I should take if she moves out and then tries to turn around and take me to court for possession of the home. Also, if she were to move out on her own and live somewhere else, am I responsible to provide financial “assistance” to her? She has said she talked to a lawyer who said since I am keeping the house and she is moving on, I am responsible to assist her financially. We have only been married about 6 weeks and I want to know if this is true or not also.
Any assistance or information would be greatly appreciated.