I am very sorry to hear this;
first, if the victim still has mental capacity (early stage dementia often does not render a person legally incapacitated), then she can file on her own for a protective order, and presumably she is interested in a divorce.
If the victim is unable to act legally, then an interested party can petition the court for guardianship, and then this person can assist the victim with obtaining a protective order, and to assist with the filing of divorce.
In a divorce, the court will equitably divide the marital property, and will award alimony if one party is unable to work. Since spouses owe one another a fiduciary duty, any money that was wrongfully appropriated will be reimbursed generally so one spouse is not "cheated" by the other.
In the division of property, the court will divide the property equitably-this means fair and just, not necessarily equal.
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The court can financially penalize a spouse for being responsible for the break up of the marriage and also for domestic violence.
I would urge you to contact an attorney to assist with the guardianship if applicable, or to assist with obtaining any needed protective orders.
As part of the protective order, the court can order the abuser to move out of the family home and award the victim the exclusive use and occupancy of the residence.
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