I would like to get divorced. My husband is mentally and emotionally abusive and has been physically abusive in the past. Right now he has threatened to hurt me but hasn't- I told him I would call the police. I have 4 children ages 10,8 and twin 1 year olds. He does it in front of them and the older kids are upset.
My question is I have not worked in 10 years and he is unemployed since this past November.
I don't know how to get out of this. I am looking for a job but- he says- I have not done anything financially with the household he has done everything.
He said we have money for him to buy a route for Mission foods but we have thousands in debt. He wants to buy the route and that will be all the savings we have. His route will not make much money until he builds it up which will take a few years.
We are going to put the house up for sale and after the debts are paid off we won't have much left.
I was wondering how do I get divorced. I have no money or family to go to.
Will I get child support
? Will he be able to steal or hide money from the sale of the house? Will my name be able to go on the business he buys- the route?
Can I get a percentage of sales after the divorce?
How do I pay a lawyer? I called legal aid for a couple of weeks and they never call back. He said if I take money for the lawyer he can't buy the route.
Can he be asked to pay my legal fees or will it have to come out of my share of the house?
He has also said if I say he has committed domestic violence
he will say I am abusive to him.
How do these cases work?