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My husband left our home over 30 days ago. He has returned

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My husband left our home over 30 days ago. He has returned for "visits" but leaves leaving my daughter (5) tramautized and has not contributed one penny. I am not employed and have not been for over 10 years. I am currently applying for work. Can I take any legal action to keep him from away. He threatens me that he will get a place and take our daughter and I will never see her again. Please advise if possible. I live in Georgia.

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There is no way at this time to keep him from entering the marital home. You could change the locks but he could get a court order letting him back in again. He may not get the court order and then there wouldn't be anything he could really do.

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In order for the court to take jurisdiction over the parties, you would need to file for separation or divorce. At that time, you can ask that the court order your husband removed from the home. Of course, your husband can file for custody at that time, but you will have already done this yourself when you file for the separation or divorce papers. You will probably remain in the home with custody of your daughter and the father will be granted visitation with her. You do have to realize that this means that he will be allowed to take her from the home in order to see her and may even be awarded overnight visits if he can prove he has a stable and safe residence.

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When you file for separation or divorce, you will also ask the court for pendente lite support, which means your husband will have to support you in the lifestyle you were accustomed to for a period of time set by the court. The time period will vary depending on many different things, but you will at least be able to get your bills paid.

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