I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
You're legally entitled to 1/2 of all assets acquired during the marriage, regardless of whose name is ***** ***** That includes the value of the house, money in bank accounts, any 401(k) or other retirement accounts either of you has, stocks, other real estate, cars: everything. All assets must be split 50/50. If you have not worked during the marriage and do not have a means for supporting yourself, you also have a right to request alimony.
On top of that, if your husband controls all the assets, you can file a motion asking that he be required to give you an advance on your share of the assets so you can hire a lawyer to help with the case. Many lawyers will file this motion for you after you hire them. So if you would like to have an attorney assist you with the case, the fact that your husband controls all the assets doesn't mean you can't have one. A lawyer can also file a motion where you request that your husband be required to award you alimony while the divorce is pending so you can survive until the property division is complete.
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