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About seperation and divorce

My husband left me for another women. I
moved out of the house and he moved her
in. Yesterday he went and pulled all
the money out of our joint account
leaving me with nothing. I have been
disabled for years and a homemaker
before that. He has been helping me but
yesterday went and pulled all the money
out of our account leaving me with
nothing. I need help.

Asked on August 4, 2016 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Until there is a formal separation agreement in effect or final decree of divorce stating which one of you has the rights to the house, then it is still considered to be the "joint marital residence". What this means that you have the same right to live there as your husband does. Thisis true no matter whose name is on the deed/mortgage. At this point, you really need to consult directly with a local divorce attorney; they can best advise you further. Since money is an issue, you may qualify for free/low cost legal assistance. Try legal aid or your department of social services. Additionally, you can also contact your state/county bar association for low cost legal help. Finally, check to see if there is a law school close to where you live, since they typically run legal clinics that handle divorce cases.


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