If the house you recently bought is in both names, you are protected and will be able to assert a claim to the house. There are a couple potential options with the home- it can be sold and any money received from the sale would be split or one of you can keep the home and if there is equity buy out the other person's interest in the home. The second option should include a refinance period so the person who is not keeping the home is not on the mortgage indefinitely because it will impact the person's credit and possibly future purchases.
You are not required to stay in the home. If you opt to leave, I would photograph or videotape the condition of the home when you left. Make sure to inventory any post-separation property that has been purchased and is in dispute which is being left in the home. The other issue is making sure payments are made so your credit is not negatively impacted missed or late payments.
You should consult with an attorney to further discuss your options.
Rather than stating exactly the same thing... Ms. Roberts answer is exactly correct and you should follow it to the letter.
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