Moving out?


You are not required to continue to pay your spouse’s health insurance.

Unless there is a threat of domestic violence, you do not have the legal right to force your spouse to move out of the residence.

Lisa M. Angel
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27607
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I have asked my husband to move out of our apartment. In order to be one step ahead of him, how should I approach him if he won’t move out? I am trying to have this handled between the two of us since neither of us have much money. Also, since I pay for his insurance (health and dental) can he require me to continue paying this or can I cut it off myself? I would agree to pay until he can get his own through work, but I won’t pay forever.