Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
If he moves out, file for divorce and ask for temporary orders ASAP. Do not wait until he has starved you out and put you in even worse dire straights. Take any money he leaves behind, find a lawyer ask for temporary support and the court will make him at least share his resources with you until the divorce is final. Meanwhile, start looking into getting a friend or family member to help with child care and start looking for a job. You will need it. Alimony does not exist in Texas and the worst thing you can do is sit back and wait thinking you will be financially cared for post divorce. It is not going to happen, in Texas, everyone has to support themselves.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Law Office of James Bordonaro | James Albert Bordonaro
You should seek a temporary petition for child support and ask that the court require him to continue to pay rent as the kids have a greater need to maintain stability. The next step is to apply for food stamps and other temporary public assistance. In that regard, SRS may be of some help as they are entitled to collect any amounts that it pays out to you.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier | Seth D. Schraier
First and foremost, you should apply to your local family court for child support if he is moving out. Since you are unable to pay for your children on your own, you want a court order directing him to make payments to at least support your children. Additionally, you can file for divorce from your husband if you can claim that there has been a breakdown in the relationship for at least 6 months. As part of the divorce proceeding, you can ask for monthly maintenance payments from your husband. It is important to note that a divorce matter supersedes family court matters, and usually covers all the pertinent issues that would normally be dealt with in family court such as child custody, child support, and visitation rights.
Answer Applies to: New York
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
You need to file for divorce because until you do your husband can do just about anything he wants to do. You need to consult an attorney about how to start the divorce and get the court to order alimony and child support.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Lawsmith, The Law Office of J. Scott Smith | J. Scott Smith
Get a family lawyer. You may be able to pursue Post Separation Support and Alimony amongst other things. Most attorneys charge some type of consultation fee for this but it could save you thousands of dollars just by consulting with a family lawyer.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
The quick answer is to file a complaint for custody and child support with the Family Court. I would also request that you file a motion for temporary child support and custody once the complaint is filed. Hour husband will be responsible to support based upon 25% of his adjusted gross income. There are also social services programs that you might want to consider. An attorney can also assist you. While your husband could be responsible for the attorney fees, you still might be responsible for your own attorney fees.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
If your husband does leave you and the children, abandoning you, there are several things that I think you should look into doing. First, you should apply for public assistance. Second, you should start looking for a job. Third, you should hire someone to start your divorce, including temporary orders. If your husband is working, you may be able to get child support and perhaps some maintenance.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
Go to the Family Part of the county court house where you live and file a complaint for spousal and child support. There is no filing fee. You should have a lawyer help you, but the Court will attempt to give you an equitable result.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Theodore W. Robinson, P.C. | Theodore W. Robinson
Well, the first thing may be to go to Family Court andmake a Petition for Child Support and Maintenance for yourself and the children. If he fails to pay whatever the court orders, then the Family Court will eventually put him in jail until he comes up with the money. Usually that happens in a couple of hours because they are wilfully refusing to pay the money, not because they don't have any. Next,sue him for Divorce andask the Supreme Court to incorporate within the final Judgment of Divorce any Family Court supportOrders signed by Family Court Judges. That will at least give you some support money with which to try to piece your life back together until you can get back on your feet and find a job of your own.
Answer Applies to: New York
Law Office of Cassandra Savoy | Cassandra Savoy
I would not wait until he moves out. I would seek a court order to require him to meet the obligations of my household. In the event husband chooses to disregard the court's order, the court will hold him in contempt, and he could end up in jail, or the court could garnish his wages, or the court could require him to hand over all of your resources, e.g., savings, investment accounts, etc. And, I would start looking for work.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
AyerHoffman, LLP | Cara Lee Thompson
You may want to consider filing a complaint for divorce or separate support, seeking maintenance/alimony and child support therein. If you are filing for divorce, you will also want to seek a custodial determination (physical and legal custody) with regard to your children, as well as an equitable division of your marital estate.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts