QuestionsCategory: Marriage & Divorcedivorce-in-islam
Hager asked 3 months ago

Assalam Alaikum, Me and my husband have been separate for several months now. We have 3 children. We own a house with two floors and I have been living in the basement with a separate entrance, bathroom and kitchen and he is living upstairs. I can not afford to move out on my own, and if he leaves and rents outside he will not help me with the house bills and kids. He does not consider me his wife anymore, but does not want to divorce me because he says i would have to leave the property completely.   My question is I don\’t want to live not married but not divorced. Can he divorce me while I am still living downstairs?  With me living downstairs we don\’t see each other and we have opposite schedules as well.