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I'm very sorry to hear about your situation. It is very understandable feeling stressed about having to move and support three children with no income!
I assume this means you believe your marriage is ending, at least temporarily? If so, you should see an attorney immediately and ask him or her to file for divorce and temporary financial support. Maryland, like other states, call this financial support "pendente lite
" support. It is temporary support that your husband would be court ordered to pay pending divorce. This support could include alimony
payments and child support
as well. The court could also order your husband to pay your reasonable attorney's fees as well, if you are unable to pay them yourself.
I cannot determine from the facts you included whether or not your husband would be required to pay support for the two children from another relationship. If he has adopted them, or if he has been determined to be those children's legal father, then he would be required to pay support. Otherwise, the legal or biological father would be responsible for paying child support for these children.
You should seek out a competent family law
attorney's advice immediately. That way, you can file for support as soon as possible and have it in place as quickly as possible to avoid a financial hardship for you and your children. If you do not know an attorney in your area, try the Maryland State Bar attorney referral service
. They should be able to point you in the right direction.
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I wish you the very best with this very stressful and difficult situation!