Cheating Husband and Divorce, where to start?

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Cheating Husband and Divorce, where to start?

My husband and I have been married for five years. For all five of those years, he has cheated on my with several other women via the internet and is making plans to leave me next month to live with one of his mistresses. He is currently the only one that works and pays the bills while I take care of our three year old child. We reside in Kentucky and I have no idea where to start or what I can do to keep a roof over my child and my head while I start looking for a job and child care.

Asked on August 28, 2017 under Family Law, Kentucky

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You start by speaking to a divorce or family law attorney. You want an attorney's help because there is a way to file for your divorce and in the filing seek "temporary" support or alimony: that is, get interim support from your husband even while you are divorcing him, to make sure that you can still pay the bills and take care of your child. 
However, the way court rules are, this sort of interim or temporary support is always more procedurally complex to file for and obtain; additional requirements on put on you when you want the other side (.e. your husband) to start paying you even before there was any final determination of what it would be fair for him to pay. Therefore, you very much want an attorney to help you with this.


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