I am married, almost 25 years. I have 3 children, 21, almost 18 & 14.
We own a home with a mortgage
We are in heavy credit card debt
We both work, he works full time, I work per diem hours vary, but usually 20 hrs per week, making the same amount of money as him.
He is a closet alcoholic, who also has Lymes Disease, which he will not treat.
He is spiraling out of control.
He has isolated himself from his children and me.
We have not sleep in the same bed for over 3 years.
He comes and goes as he pleases, and sleeps when he is here.
He has virtually no interaction with me or the children.
He has recently opened up at least one credit card and has proceeded to charge almost 800.00 in 30 days.
He does not know, I know about this card.
I have also found out he is in the process of trying to get another one.
I want to know what my rights are now.
I want to file for legal seperation, which I understand is not how it works in Maryland.
I have to file for Limited Divorce
I want to make sure that this debt he is now adding to our financial hardship, will not be my responsibility.
I am also concerned because he is driving and drinking and I don't want to be liable for his arrest charges or if, God forbid, he hurts someone.
I want to protect myself and my children.
I have asked him to leave, he refuses.
I have the papers ready to file for Limited Divorce, but I need to know, if this is the right course and what my next step should be to protect myself.