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My husband was the sole provider of our household. I was a stay-at-home mom. I’m in school and have medical issues. When we got married he told me to quite my job and go to school and now this. He cheated and took me through a lot of emotional abuse. He came home one day said that he wanted a divorce and left. He then blocked mw from contacting him. He also took the car we shared. We do not have children together but he’s been around since my youngest son was 1 and he’s the only dad my son knows.

Asked on July 30, 2018 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Speak with a family or divorce law attorney: you have rights that you can protect in a divorce (whether you or he file it):
1) If you left work at your husband's insistence and he supported the family, you should be entitled to spousal support ("alimony"), at least for several years. The amount depends on how much he earned and the lifestyle the two of you enjoyed: basically, the more he earned and the more expensive your lifestyle, the more he'll have to pay.
2) You can potentially get "interim" support during the divorce, to make sure that you have enough to live on while the case moves forward.
3) It is possible that a court will order him to pay for your tuition or health insurance.
4) You will get a share of all marital assets--property, vehicles, other belongings/possessions, and money--acquired during marriage.
So you have rights and will be entitled to assets and money; let a family law attorney help you protect your rights.


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