I need to know what rights I have if I choose to separate from my husband. We have been married for not quite 9 years and have 3 children together. He refuses to move out of the house because he says he doesn’t want the separation.
1–is it possible to separate and live in the same house? We have 2200 sq. ft. and a bonus room over the garage. If we live totally separately, under the same roof, is that considered separated in the eyes of the court? or do we have to be out from under the same roof?
2–if we want to do this without the lawyers, etc, can we write up a separation agreement and stick to it ourselves? Can we decide custody, support, etc?
3–How is spousal support determined? He makes about 2 times what I do, so I’m trying to figure out what that would mean for alimony. (I make $33k, he makes $75k)
Any advice would be incredibly helpful!