Me and my husband married since 1981. My husband has his own medical insurance but I do not have any medical insurance. Due to my loss of job I cannot support myself at all but he does not support me at all. He has enough income for him and me. Is there any law tells for my situations. Legally married but each one pays own expenses and he sometimes physically abuses me when I ask him money for my own basic expenses. (ex; food or gasoline expenses). We are not native Americans and my husband and me both are US citizens.
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I have a paper that he signed for me that every two weeks he will pay me certain amount of money. Since last June, he and I live unusual circumstance, which that is; he is a manager of a large house as his side job and each of us use different room to stay. (like small unit of apartment). Now he tells me to pay for the room I use that when I remind him that he signed the paper and should give me some money every two weeks.
Hi,My name is XXXX XXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.We have recently implemented a new rating and feedback system. Please be aware that you are rating my courtesy and service as a professional, and not necessarily whether you like the information that you are receiving. If you have any questions whatsoever, or there is anything I can clarify for you, please temporarily bypass the rating system by clicking “Continue the Conversation” or "Reply" Clicking either of the lowest two options reflects poorly on me (and not whether the law favored your situation), so please reply to me if there is anything else I can do to help before choosing those options. I appreciate your patience while we work out the kinks.Unfortunately, there are no laws that dictate how a married couple must spend money or support each other while they are still married. The law tries, as much as possible, not to get involved in other people's private relationships. So, while you may be able to claim spousal support and/or health insurance if the two of you were legally separated or going through a divorce, there is unfortunately no law that requires him to provide for you while you are married. If you're living apart, and he signed something, that would be an enforceable agreement, but you would have to file suit to enforce it - and that means bringing a suit for Legal Separation in states that allow it, or filing for divorce.With that said, if he ever lays a hand on you, call the police immediately. The fact that you're married does not give him the right to abuse you. You don't have to stand for that. I apologize that this was probably not the Answer you were hoping to receive. However, it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.Good luck.
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