We are both on the lease!


Me and my estranged husband are both on the lease for the property where myself and our kids live. Because he is on the lease, is he obligated to pay half the rent plus child support.


Depending on the wording of your lease, most joint lessees are joint and severally liable, meaning that they must pay all of the rent due if the other party doesn’t pay his/her part. The point: just because you separated doesn’t mean that he is relieved of the obligation to the lessor. That said, the amount your estranged husband should be paying for support would depend on the child support calculations and whether you are additionally eligible for spousal support.