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  1. #1
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    Default Divorce from a Short-Term Marriage and Dealing With Unacceptable Behavior

    My question involves a marriage in the state of: Washington

    This is a lengthy post with a few questions.

    So, this is difficult. I am trying to find some attorney's but seems difficult and the apartment complex people don't have much of an idea of what to do.

    unfortunately me and the wife are getting a divorce - just beginning. Her behavior is very childish and immature and threatens to call the police whenever I am in the apartment when I am doing literally nothing but going into my office to do work or grab a few things.

    There is a room mate release document signed by both of us where she has to move out on a certain date. I am also seeking a protection order against her because of her behavior towards me (mental and emotional abuse...and took my money without telling me but that's a whole different ball game).

    Most of her stuff is moved out but she is still there. I cannot even go into the apartment because of her attitude/behavior and threats. I am in a temp safe accommodation but only for a short while and need to think about where to go to next - I shouldn't be the one having to do this.

    Anyway, what will happen if she is still there after the specified date of her needing to be moved out? Can she still be there legally? It makes no sense to have a room mate release document and not enforce it? Can the police do something?

    I am really scared, not well, losing money, sleep and have not eaten for the past few days as I cannot comprehend this situation at all. Cannot talk to her, nothing and don't intend on doing so either because of her dramatic and erratic as well as over the top/belligerent behavior (as stated by the attorney).



    Anyone know? I just need some guidance/assurance.


    Another question: What rights do I have, as a man I guess, to protect myself? I am a non immigrant and may have to head back to my home country soon. We were only married just shy of 2 years and she is very abusive as mentioned above. I strongly feel I should file a protection order however I also fear that in the divorce she will be asking for money that is not even hers (even though as I said, she took $10K of my money without telling me and withdrew $300 more recently, but I have moved money into a different account). I have been the one supporting both of us with every bill you can imagine. I do have my business here too but this was established before we got married.
    I keep hearing community property and it worries me.

    One more question: How strongly can one send a message across, legally, to stop misbehaving and co-operate sensibly? Any thing I can do legally - again, to protect myself and have some calm, sense and peace?

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    Default Re: Divorce: Short Marriage, Unacceptable Behavior and Rights and Rental Eviction

    Quote Quoting firehawk
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    I am really scared, not well, losing money, sleep and have not eaten for the past few days as I cannot comprehend this situation at all. Cannot talk to her, nothing and don't intend on doing so either because of her dramatic and erratic as well as over the top/belligerent behavior (as stated by the attorney).
    Eat a couple of good meals, get a good night's sleep (take a sleep aid if necessary) and then come back and talk to us. Divorce is not pleasant for anyone and you just have to accept that.

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    Default Re: Divorce: Short Marriage, Unacceptable Behavior and Rights and Rental Eviction

    Is your wife on the lease?

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    Default Re: Divorce: Short Marriage, Unacceptable Behavior and Rights and Rental Eviction

    the wife is on the lease. But it has been signed that she will be moving out by the 1st Oct however no one seems to know, especially the apartment complex people, what should happen if she is still there on or after that date!

    I am so scared to even go into my own apartment right now. It makes no sense, any of it.

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    Default Re: Divorce: Short Marriage, Unacceptable Behavior and Rights and Rental Eviction

    Has one of you officially filed for divorce ? Is she on the lease with the apartment complex as your wife ? You mentioned something about roommates. A legal spouse is not a roommate.

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    Default Re: Divorce: Short Marriage, Unacceptable Behavior and Rights and Rental Eviction

    well technically anyone living together, i.e a spouse is a "roommate". She is on the lease as my wife yes.

    I will be filing. just finalizing paperwork but even then, its a waiting game and its the things during that time that may happen towards me.

    I don't even know what she will get from me as I don't have money really. And I am supposed to be moving back to my home country in a couple of months (visa's etc...) and she knows this very well. She is just taking advantage and doing everything possible to make it very unpleasant. Using me, taking advantage of the situation etc...

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    Default Re: Divorce: Short Marriage, Unacceptable Behavior and Rights and Rental Eviction

    Why don’t you find another place to live?

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    Default Re: Divorce: Short Marriage, Unacceptable Behavior and Rights and Rental Eviction

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    Why don’t you find another place to live?
    He did.

    I am in a temp safe accommodation but only for a short while and need to think about where to go to next -
    From post #1.

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    Default Re: Divorce: Short Marriage, Unacceptable Behavior and Rights and Rental Eviction

    Quote Quoting firehawk_1
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    the wife is on the lease. But it has been signed that she will be moving out by the 1st Oct however no one seems to know, especially the apartment complex people, what should happen if she is still there on or after that date!
    That thing she signed is likely unenforceable. She has as much right to live in the aartment as you do... She doesn't seem to be a physical threat to you, based on your posts.

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    Default Re: Divorce: Short Marriage, Unacceptable Behavior and Rights and Rental Eviction

    Quote Quoting budwad
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    He did.

    From post #1.
    Temp


    he intends on moving back



    my suggestion:don’t

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