If my husband rented a place to live but says that I am not entitled to move in, is that legal?
Question Details: We've been married for 15 years and got kicked out our home. My husband rented a trailer in a trailer park but says that I am not allowed to move in with him. Do I have the right to live with him? We have 2 kids together and I have nowhere to go but in my car; he has a trailer.
If the lease does not allow him to have anyone else living with him, then you can't move in, even if you are married and have children with him. The lease is a contract between him and the landlord (whomever rented him the trailer): his marital or family status does not affect the lease or allow anyone not on it to live there.
Actually, this is legal.There is no law that provides that a husband must live with his wife. Additionally, if your name is not on the lease, then he couldn't have you live with him even he wanted you to since you would not be a legal tenant. At this point, you should consult diectly with a divorce attorney as to your situation. Since money is an issue, you can see if you qualify for representation by Legal Aid. You can also check if there is a law school in your area as they typically run legal clinics that take such cases for free or a reduced cost. Further, you can check with your city/state bar asscociation and see if they have a list of attorneys who will represent you "poro bono" (i.e. for free) depending on your income/circumstances.
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