Stay At Home Mother Divorcing Seeking Primary Custody of Children

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Stay At Home Mother Divorcing Seeking Primary Custody of Children

I’m currently working on filing a divorce. My husband kept all assets vehicle and money; I currently have no job, vehicle or support. I had to move a state away to find living quarters. He has refused to cooperate on the children’s expenses – food/clothing/transporting them between states. He has frequently tried to get me to do sexual favors since separating in return for money. My husband refuses to sign divorce papers if I attempt to ask for child support. I have many texts saved with times and dates to prove all of the requests for sexual favors for time with my kids, in addition to him saying things such as if he didn’t keep the children certain days it would make him look bad in court, instead of actually caring about time with the children. My husband has threatened suicide many times in addition to being verbally explosive.

Asked on September 5, 2018 under Family Law, Indiana

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You have a rather complicated situation, so you really should have legal counsel. Since money is an issue, you can check to see if Legal Aid can help. If not, see if there is a law school in your area as many run legal clinics that take clients for free/reduced fees depending on their income and circumstances. Also, you can contact the local county/state bar association and to see if it has a list of attorneys who will represent clients "pro bono" (i.e. for free). 


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