My question involves a marriage in the state of:Illinois
Relationship details: Same Sex partnership for 2.5 years, living together for 1.5 years, did not have civil union. Raising a supporting her two children (11 and 9) from her previous marriage.
She has decided to end our relationship, without trying to work things out. Decided to do so in a 3 day time span. At first, she said she did not want me to move out and that we would work out a living situation. Well that changed 2 days later, and she gave me 12 days to move out. We share a house that we both provide for financially however it is solely in her name. It was purchased while we were together and was a complete rehab that I did most of the work myself. For over the past year, I have been unemployed. I get a good amount of money from unemployment, so I am still able to keep up with my share of support for house and the children. We have managed our finances as a married couple. I assumed the role of housewife/mom with household duties and the kids, while she has been able to concentrate on her career and advancement. She has threatened to take legal action, if I do not move out by May 5th. Do I have any rights to stay in the house?
Second question, my car and car insurance is in her name. She had better credit so we were able to get 0% interest for the loan. I have made all the payments and she has always said it was my car. I am going to continue to make the payments and drive the car. She has agreed to this as she has no need for the car with her car being a company car already. I am worried that she will change her mind like she did with me staying at the house. Or even worse, her getting mad and reporting it stolen. Is there anything I can do protect myself from this happening?
*thank you for moving to proper forum. I had just noticed and was going to delete