I've been married for almost 8 years and we are talking about divorced.
we have 2 little girls. we live in texas
I have few questions hopefully you can help me out. I want to try to protect my girls financials as much as I can since Im sure as soon as we get divorce
he wont be helping me with child support
1) He owns his own business, but he is not making much money and wants to close it, truth is he doesn't want to work at all.
gave him some money on her will, money that he uses to pays bills and also to invest in stocks. (around 500k)
how will the court help me to get child support if he is not working? closes the business? He is an MD so he gets jobs offers daily, but he doesn't want to work! he hasn't work since 2007 (well, we open his clinic, but he opens for 4 hours and sees one patient at day)
Can the court make him get a job?
or how can my girls be supported? (they are almost 4 and 2 years old)
2) He bought a house for 500K on 2001 (we got married 2007, I think the house was valued at 750K at that time) the house right now is worth 900K or more
whats better for me financially and less complicated for the divorce?
sale the house before the divorce?
or when we get divorce will I still get the same value (900-500=400/2= 200k each?)
or will it be 900-750(value of home when we got married)=150/2= 75k each?
3) He has money in the stock market as well, how are those assets divided? I have no idea about our financials, since day one he never opened a join account. I just use my CC (that I had before marriage
Please understand Im not trying to take advantage of him or anything like that, but Im not working at the moment and my girls are so young and I have no nanny/preschool yet, so I am responsible for them day and night.
I want to be sure I can have them safe physically, mentally and economically until I can go back to work and they can go to school
I quit my job many years ago to help him out on his business... but I stop when I had the girls, and know as soon as he gets the divorce papers he wont be willing to help financially at all....
He doesn't want to work, so he will definitely wont want to help me financially with the girls...at least not for his own will
He is just always stressing all of us and that's not healthy for my girls, I need to protect them and keep them as happy as I can
thanks for your help