I take it your married to this person and that's why you asked if you should stay in the house or leave. STAY, in some states leaving indicates abandonment, and can affect any court ordered decision. I really can't say more that this because you really did not give much info to go on. If you are still struggling with a decision to go or leave look up the community property, divorce rules that apply in your state. If your not married then it doesn't really matter from a financial point of view what you do. this research will also tell you how long it takes to make a divorce final. Feels to me like you need to do a little research to find the answers you need, Good Luck...