I am wondering if any atty would be willing to take on this kind of case pro-bono, or to be paid after it closes? The atty is going to want to be paid in full no matter what and I am not eligable to work with an attorney thru social services in ND. I plan on moving to Minnesota very soon and am wondering if that would help my chances of getting a pro bono atty thru the state of minnesota. Or is this too messy for them to allow social service atty to take this on. Is this something I can ask the state attorney general to look at? I will be totally a ward of the state
at 62 beyond all this and I would think the states atty would have an interest in not allowing a spouse in the top 1% of income in the state to leave his legal lifetime spouse peniless in short order, no retirement, no medical insurance already. Plus he has a huge life-insurance policy out on me and last time I checked it was for him to collect a half million dollars when I die. So now I realize that is why he wanted to make sure I would be unable to receive medical care without insurance. Over the years he was consistently trying to get me to take drugs, drugs, and more drugs- basically a dangerous drug cocktail of large doese of multiple antidepressants, strong anti-anxiety meds, painkillers, anti-inflammatories, steroids, asthma medicatiions, and sleeping pills. He never contacted or spoke to my doctor a psychiatrist except one time to tell him, "She needs to stay on her medications. You need to tell her that. Furthermore, she needs more medication so be sure to give it to her. Dr. Block tried to tell him that I was not mentally ill, just depressed, with sleep and some anxiety symptoms so therfore he would not be adding in stronger medications. Len got up and walked out mumbling loudly, "She needs more drugs. Make sure you get them for her." Dr. Blockand I just let him go. Years later when I found out about the life insurance then I understood his behavior about getting and keeping me on as many strong drugs as possible. I would not comply and worked with my doctors and did my own medical research about less dangerous options. My husband forbade me to do so but I moved forward with my research which in application has caused me to be able to get off of about 70% of my meds. anyway, I have a bookful of stories of the same type of behavior going on with tremendous disrespect and emotional abuse going on in every area possible of our marriage. Should these things be brought up in my petition, the testimony part about his behaviors before, during, and after the divorce which are shockingly ugly?