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My husband works out of state and I live in Illinois. I just

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My husband works out of state and I live in Illinois. I just finished a year and a half of cancer treatments and I am not working. He didn't send me any money this past week from his paycheck. I don't know what to do or who to go to for help. Can he just quit giving me money like that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 1 year ago.
Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help solve your problem.
Good afternoon. Have you contacted him about this? If so, what did he say? Also, to be clear, you are married and the money being send is voluntary?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We have been married for 16 years. He wants me to send him a credit card check in the amount of 2800.00. Or I can live on credit cards until he gets enough money to buy himself a truck.
Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the additional information. As his spouse, you should have access to the bank account and/or use of the credit cards, to meet your needs. Absent a court order, you can not legally force him to send you cash or take it from his paycheck and for that to happen, you would need a court order. Moreover, he should not leave you with any money, which you need for at least your basic needs, so if this is an issue and he works out of State and there are problems, you may want to consider divorce and asking to be awarded alimony.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I get an emergency order by myself?
Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 1 year ago.
For what? Money?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes as I have none for the basic as well as a lawyer.
Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 1 year ago.
This is a martial issue, not something the court is going to get involved with or the Judge will sign. For that to happen, there needs to be a filing of divorce or legal separation. As I shared above, you should have access to the bank accounts. If not, then you shared he is allowing you to use the credit cards, so those should allow you to purchase food and other necessities. Now, if you have access and permission to use the credit cards, you can also walk into the bank and obtain a cash advance, to get money, if he is not providing it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 1 year ago.
You are welcome. Please let me know if there is anything else. If not, please rate my efforts at this time, so I can receive the proper credit. Thank you.