Have your attorney petition the court to give you exclusive right of possession/usage over the house until the divorce is final. Failing that, make sure that the final order of divorce contains a specific date by which your husband must be out of the house, and that it specifies (in exhaustive detail) what items he may take with him when he goes. Be prepared for the fact that he may take things he's not supposed to anyways. If it's your great-grandmother's wedding china, it's worth fighting over. If it's the houseplant that you both really liked when you bought it, then it's probably not worth paying an attorney $200 an hour to retrieve.
Originally Posted by Curiosity
I've never seen a case where someone was required to acquire financing PRIOR to the divorce being finalized; IMO your STBX is just being kind of an asshat. Find out from your attorney what remedies are available to you; then draw boundaries and stand by them.
There are two ways to get to the top of an oak tree. You can start climbing, or you can sit on an acorn and wait.
The blah-blah-blah: I was a paralegal for 12 years. This does not qualify me to dispense legal advice and I don't do that. I am happy to tell ya what I think from a personal perspective, though, so put that in your smoking pipe when deciding whether to take me seriously. Kthxbye.