Hello. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be happy to answer your question.
I am sorry about your unfortunate situation.
Unfortunately, filing for a divorce or legal separation
can be legally complex process and it is always a good idea to consult and retain an experienced local family law
attorney to represent you in the legal process and if you cannot afford a private family law attorney, you can apply for free legal service through a local legal aid society.
Child custody, is generally ordered to be joint, regardless as to the reasons for the legal separation / divorce, unless the court finds the other spouse to be unfit to be a parent and then the court would consider awarding sole custody
to the parent who is legall fit to be a parent.
Also, the parent to whom the residential custody of munor children is awarded, would be entitled to collect child support from the other parent and also since you have been married for many years to your husband, you might be entitled to spousal support
, providing your husband make significantly more money than you do.
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I wish you the best of luck and please let me know if you have any related follow up questions.