Hello, what is construed as a non abandonment by the out spouse? Could you pls give some examples other that the standard 3 legal aspects of which says:
Abandonment occurs when a spouse brings cohabitation to an end without
- the consent of the other spouse
- the intent of renewing cohabitation.
I am in a situation where I want to leave the house but me and my spouse are not even on any talking terms so there’s no way to seek consent or justify my decision. There has been history of DV, isolation, recent financial abuse & alienation of affection brought up unintentionally by spouse’s close family members. They think it is ok to isolate me from involving me in any decisions. For example: In laws come and stay for months in my house without me being informed bout their plans neither am I informed about their extension of stay in our house. My spouse also makes some financial decisions with them about our finances leaving me out of any discussions and I get cold treatment from him. He doesn’t take up any chores in the house whatsoever and I am just there to clean after them everyday…etc.
If I decide to move out without:
- any justification and/or
- without getting my spouse’s consent and/or
- without the intent of renewing cohabitation…
….will the scenario I mentioned would still be considered an abandonment on my part?