We are an unmarried couple; 12 years together, 2 kids together, plus I took on the role of mother
to his 2 children from a previous marriage
of which he has custody. It was agreed I would stay home to raise the kids. This allowed him to do his job. Kids are now a bit older and I am able to work again, which I do part time, but it's still "indigent" wages. I cannot take on a full time job because he "has to work" since he's the main bread winner. He is not allowing me access to any money, nor have knowledge of what it is coming and where any of it is. I have asked repeatedly, and he refuses. Now I am stuck with no money, carrying all the debt (because his credit sucks so it had to go in my name), and no resources or knowledge of in order to provide for our children. If he dropped dead tomorrow, I would still be screwed because I don't even know where the money is! I'm ready to leave and want to know what rights I have pertaining to 1) his portion of responsibility of paying off the debt; 2) my rights to know what, where and how much money there is and is coming in; and 3) are the odds in my favor for receiving palimony
and child support
in the State of New York. We have no Cohab Agreement; it was strictly verbal.
JA: Because family law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: I did. New York.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Please clarify
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not at the moment