Divorcing cheating spouse housewife of 10 years

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Divorcing cheating spouse housewife of 10 years

My husband is financially controlling. I have no
credit card. Im not on the account. I am only
given allowance. He travels all the time and I
have to stay and take care of the children. My
youngest is special needs. I want to divorce for
cheating on me.

Asked on July 5, 2018 under Family Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You have a right to divorce him: in your state, having an "irreconcilable difference" with your spouse--such as over his cheating and/or how he is financially controlling--is sufficient for a divorce. In a divorce you will get a share (approximately 50%) of all money and assets acquired while the two of you were married (i.e. during the last 10 years); if he supported you, as he evidently did, you will get alimony or spousal support, at least for several years; and you should get child support for any dependent children that you are caring for/get  custody of. You can in the divorce also get an interim order requiring him to pay bills, provide money and insurance, etc. during the divorce process. Speak with a family or matrimonial law attorney to better understand the process and what you might be entitled to.


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