Divorce from Bed and Board Advice


#1

Hello, I would like to know if I qualify to for a divorce from Bed and Board. Mainly what I want is the spouse out of the house so I can start the clock on the 1 year seperation. I bought my house and all the furnishings two years before my spouse and I were married with the exception of a dining room set he brought when he moved in (which was also before we were married). He does not give me any money for bills anymore (all of which were in my name before he moved in) and refuses to move and says that I can’t make him unless I sell my house and give him half of the proceeds. I don’t want any type of support for him, and don’t feel that I should have to continue to let him stay without paying anything towards the bills. He stays out late all the time and then causes arguements and curses at me to upset me and get me to argue with him when he is there. We have no children. We have bought nothing together since we have been married. I would just like to know if I have grounds to file for divorce from bed and board based on section 4 of the statute… “Offers such indignities to the person of the other as to render his or her condition intolerable and life burdensome.” As far as I am concerned, the situation is intolerable and burdensome, but i am no attorney. Thank you.


#2

It really depends on a full listing of the facts, and the judge’s findings. I suggest you meet with an attorney to have a full discussion of the facts and discuss your options.