I'm so sorry to hear what happened to you.
You are in the process of divorcing, so the Family Court
can take into account emotional needs and conditions in setting the amount of spousal support
you can receive. In other words, you can receive some compensation from your estranged husband in Family Division.
If you can find an attorney who is willing to take a civil suit on a contingency basis, you have little to lose by pursuing the complaint. The willingness of counsel to work on this type of lawsuit on a percentage basis is often a good indication of the merits of the lawsuit.
Your family law
attorney should also be consulted before you retain counsel on the civil case. On the one hand, a lawsuit can legally be filed against your estranged husband while the divorce is in process. On the other hand, the timing of such legal action might be strategically important if it seems likely your divorce will settle quickly and amicably. You would not want to jeopardize quick and favorable settlement of your divorce by the inflammatory effects of a civil action.
You should also know that many tort cases have relatively short legal deadlines (i.e., statutes of limitations) to take action. Limitations can be as short as six months for actions against government entities. You can 'lose your rights by sleeping on them' in a situation like this. So you are well advised to get local legal assistance quickly.
Lastly, I hope that you keep in mind that divorce can be stressful for all of us. I am glad I sought the assistance of a psychologist while going through my divorce a few years ago.