How can I get divorced when my husband who is the one who earns all the money and I am a stay at home mom?

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How can I get divorced when my husband who is the one who earns all the money and I am a stay at home mom?

Do I have any right to any money to help support my kids and myself?

Asked on September 15, 2015 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You need to reach out to a local legal aid group.  More and more areas are offering services for women in your situation.  A good starting point is your local district clerk's office.  Call them and see what resources are available in your area.  Some areas have formal groups like "legal aid" or "legal services."  Others have clinics wherein local attorneys agree to help out litigants for no or reduced fees.  Also contact your local United Way.  Some United Way and church groups also have information about local services.
You need an attorney to help you... mainly because you'll need to request temporary orders that request marital support and child support to help you get back to be financially independent.


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