We have been discussing divorce for over a year now. We are struggling through creating the separation agreement, but it’s past time for me to leave. I have an apartment leased and will be moving in the next month.
I would like to take some belongings, such as a desk, dresser, computer, etc., that are exclusively used by me and will not affect the family, which is remaining in the current home.
My wife has taken the position that I may not remove any marital assets when I move out. There are some emotional issues at play and she will not be accommodating to me.
I know that I am asking for a straightforward answer to a complex situation, but can my wife legally prevent me from taking a reasonable set of assets (without any significant, negative impact to the family) to establish a place for me to live?
There is no hope of creating a larger, legal agreement in the remaining time. Any other alternatives would be appreciated.