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We have 6 children together, we've been married for 8 yrs, I've been a stay-at-home mom/wife the marriage, he moved out 6 months ago into his own apartment 45 miles from the children & I. He works full time & send money when he gets paid by doing transfers to my bank account from his. He bought the home the children & I are in 2 yrs ago in his name, We file joint for our taxes a few days ago & he states he doesn't want me to get half or any of the money at all. We're suppose to get about $22,600 back & he only wants me to get $5,000 of it for the kids & I. We're getting a physical check so he needs me to cash it. But he states that if I don't only take $5,000 & let him have the rest that he'll just with hold money from his check that he 'normally' gives until it equals the tax refund he feels he's deserves. And now he's threaten me over the phone that I need to move out of his house, it's in his name & he can come & go in the home as he pleases & I can't change the locks either. There has been yrs of physical abuse & he's even gone to jail before & counseling with probation 2yrs ago. Police told me that he can come & go as he please until he makes a clear threat to harm me , I can not get an police report that I need to get a protection order. So I feel like as if Im at his mercy (so to speak) . The only thing I can think of is to move when I can save money & get whatever I can from tax refund so he can't make me feel afraid of him intruding on me or where I live at.
So can I file for spousal support & child support before a divorce by filing for a legal seperation???
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