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Experience:  Began practicing Family Law in 1992
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My husband left me 3 weeks ago just out of the blue. I am not

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My husband left me 3 weeks ago just out of the blue. I am not sure but I think that he is having an affair. We have 2 children. I do not have a job. I am currently drawing unemployment and working part time. Bringing home barely enough to buy groceries. I cannot not cover any of our household bills. He makes $2000 every 2 weeks. He keeps telling me he will help me but has yet to do so. He is coming and going in our home as he pleases and spending little time with the children. He checks our mail, checks our phone messages and caller ID's on the phone. He works away for 7 days at a time and is home for 7 days. He works on a gas rig and drives our old car to the job site where he gets oil and grease all inside the car. He leaves us with a newer truck to drive while he is gone. When he comes home, he leaves me and the kids the old nasty car which is not reliable, has bad tires and is filthy and he takes the truck. What are my options without getting screwed?
Your best option right now is to file for separation/divorce and get order in place regarding spousal and child support. You can ask for the court to order counseling, although many attorneys feel that order of the court is not enforceable. You should also ask for the truck to be awarded to you on at least a temporary basis.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

There is a $700 monthly payment on the truck. I assume that I would be responsible for making that payment?

You may be, although the judge can also order him to pay the notes while the divorce is pending. You can also ask for permission to trade the truck in for something with a more reasonable note. The judge is likely to let you do that based on the facts you've given.

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