I’m on Social Security disability. I have been married 2 years. My husband keeps all his income and assets separate from mine even though we have been filing jointly. I pay all my bills, personal expenses, phone, medicine and doctor deductibles out of my Social Security check that is less than $400. Soon I won’t have any personal expense money for this even as I recently discovered my husbands taxable income will now take most of my Medicare medication help from me. Can I get legal aid help with a divorce? Does my husband’s income count?

Asked on September 27, 2017 under Family Law, Missouri


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, legal aid can help with a divorce, and you should also look in to your local bar association if they have a Pro Bono program and any program for those with a disability.  Your husband's income will count but the intricacoes of Medicare and SSI should be discussed with an expert in person.  Good luck.

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