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I was in a semi truck accident april 3rd of this yr, 3months

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i was in a semi truck accident april 3rd of this yr, 3months 1week later he leaves,no check in the mail like always, ive called and left messages asking him if he is coming home or will you come home so we can work this out ,with no returned response on none of them, can i aply for spousle mantenance under abanment laws ,not sure if or when i can work again
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
Yes, if he has abandoned your marriage, you have a right to file in court for legal separation of bed and board or for divorce and as part of either of those pleadings you can seek spousal support award for the abandonment. You should use an attorney to represent you to get this done faster in court, because you will have to locate him to serve him the petition and so the court can find him to garnish his earnings to get your support payments to you.
He has a legal duty to provide you support and also to pay his share of all marital bills. So the court will order him to both pay you support as needed and to also pay his share of all of the marital bills as well.