I live in New York and have been married for 15 years. My spouse wants to move on without me & the children. I am ready to let him go. He has made living at home a living hell the last 8 months. Is there a way that I can remove him without involving his job? I have asked him to leave and he claims he his not ready! In the meantime, he is making it very difficult to be at home. He is verbally abusive and threatens to leave all the time. On what grounds can I file for legal separation? Where do I begin? I feel as though I will lose my rights as his wife once he is out of my home. Help!!! I am currently working through a temp agency but do not have a steady job, do I receive help with rent at home even though he would not reside there? Can I apply for Section 8 even though I'm not homeless, or a victim of domestic violence? It seems that you must meet that criteria, in order to receive any help from Section 8.