I'm sorry for your situation. Unfortunately, it's not a unique one. This happens to so many clients and the one's that cannot afford an attorney fall through the cracks.
You can seek help from legal aid or a local attorney. Upon filing for divorce or answering your spouse's complaint for divorce, you can request that he be responsible for the legal fees. Generally, an attorney is going to seek money up front. Hopefully, you can find one in legal aid (or the public defender's office) that will do it for free or low cost. Some attorneys will accept payment plans.
To get money from him, you should also request alimony
. You can file a motion with the court demanding that he continue to pay you temporary alimony and cover the household expenses. This is called a pendente lite
motion. Call your local clerk for information regarding this.
Seek an attorney to help you create these papers.
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