My husband earns $84,000 MORE than me. We have 2 school aged children & have been married 13 yrs. In the past I worked, then was at home w/kids for a few years, but am working part time now. He says he will never let me live in our house with our kids after we split up. He's not trying to take them away from me, just thinks all of us should just move...him separately and me with the kids. I'm willing to live in the house and take care of it. I'm capable of working full time now and earn more money than I do now. My name is on that mortgage. Can he do this? He says he'll quit his job if I live there and also won't pay me alimony, which I'm not concerned about anyway. What's it mean that MA is a no fault divorce state? I'll admit I had 2 affairs. Will that matter to a judge?I will add that the affairs were over a decade apart. Each time we've gone to marriage counseling, and this time I see my own therapist to deal with my own issues, and am making great progress. He's unwilling to take into consideration my mind-set when this 2nd one happened (death of a parent, he treated me like he was my drill-seargeant = mental breakdown for me.) Not trying to excuse my behavior. But I've asked him to hang in there while I work on my own issues so then we can work on ours together. He won't. He'd rather be angry and not try to look forward. I don't blame him, but am wondering if any of that will be considered by the judge? He just wants to punish me. I have taken full responsibility of these affairs. I'm more concerned about the well-being of our kids.
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