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Good morning. Just to be clear, there was a court order that he pay you support?
Thank you. Yes, you can reach out to your local legal aid office and speak with them about representing you and assisting in this matter. The key thing right now, is to get you temporary support, to meet your basic needs, so you are not left homeless. If your husband has been the sole income provider over the years and has now prevented you having access to any money and refuses to pay the mortgage, then the Judge can step in and at least order something be paid pending the appeal. Appeals can take time and there can be irreparable harm if you have to wait and do not have any income, to survive. If you want to proceed on your own, you can file a motion with the court, advising the Judge of the same, to show the hardship this is causing and how he has the means to support you.
You can call legal aid back and ask them if they at least have forms to provide. What you want to convey and share with them, is that while this is pending, you need temporary support. If they can not provide an forms, then you would simply need to draft your own motion. You need to state in the title that you are requesting temporary support while this is pending. You want to advise the Judge that you have NO income, he is refusing to pay for anything involving you or the children and without any support, you will be homeless. The original gets filed with the clerk of court and a copy gets sent to the Judge and his attorney and then you need to speak with the court about setting it for a hearing as soon as possible.
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