My wife and I have been separated a little over a month now she told me on our 6th anniversary. I received the separation papers which all the terms I basically agreed to except for one. She wants to keep my name on the lease for the property we were renting together. The lease does not expire until the end of December. The papers states she will indemnify me of all responsibility and rent of the property but seeing as I don't live there anymore why should my name still be on the lease. The attorney (who was a jerk by the way) basically said it's too hard and too much paperwork to get my name off the lease and they could possible raise the rent on her. He also mentioned the fact of the possibility of going after my superannuation, my assets back in the US (which there are none) and possibly alimony if I insist on having my name removed from the lease as well as my assets here, (which consist of a bed, night stand chair, and chest of drawers). As far as I see it, it shouldn't matter because she was the one who initiated the separation in the first place. Why would she still want my name on the lease? I no longer have access to the property anymore and do not reside there, so I feel I shouldn't be on the lease. Please help.