My divorce has been pending for a couple months and I just don’t feel like we have made any progress. To top it off, my husband wants to keep the house. I don’t really care, so I moved out, but now I found it listed on AirBnB. Is it okay for him to do that without my permission? We own the house jointly. I finally asked my son if he knew about it and he said yes because when he spends time with his father, they are actually sleeping at his father’s girlfriend’s house! What do I do about this?
If you have an attorney, you should consult with them about this right away. If you do not have an attorney yet, please consider setting up a consultation with someone. Let’s start with your son sleeping at your soon-to-be-ex husband’s girlfriend’s house. That is probably the most concerning aspect here, even though it is clear that this new situation presents financial hiccups as well.
Have you met his girlfriend? Have you agreed to have your son sleep there? Do you have her name and address? Our first suggestion would be to ensure your son’s safety and then go from there. As far as him renting out the marital residence without your permission, he has no right to do that. If there were any incidents, you would be equally liable for such and clearly have not consented. Your attorney should address this right away with the appropriate motion. It may also be worth subpoenaing any AirBnB records pertaining to that house to find out how much income this listing has generated so that you can receive your fair share of such. We are sorry to hear that you are dealing with this and wish you the best of luck going forward.
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