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Hi.. i am not in a physically abusive relationship, however, my husband abuses his prescribed medicines for many years now, and behaves erratically. i am concerned for myself and my children. he works for microsoft and makes all the money. i am a homemaker. and now feel threatened and without resource. what are my legal options for support? if i leave him, will i lose my children since i don't have a job?

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? Have any charges been officially filed?

No charges wa state

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

He did get a DUI in Oct and has a suspended license no.. i don't know how to get a lawyer without him tracking me

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If i invoke a seperation, will he still have to be financially responsible for me and the children?

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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Thanks for your patience. Generally, you may want to consider a few options to help keep you and yourself safe:

1. You may want to file for a temporary restraining order. A TRO is granted by the court and if you request one, then the court will force him to stay away from you for as little as 30 days or for as long as five years

2. You could also sue for divorce. If a person earns money and their spouse doesn't, then the law requires that the earning partner pay child and spousal support. The court will consider how much they make, the assets, your assets, the debts, the number of children, and your earning capacity generally; however, it is something that you could ask for.

3. You can also ask for child support before getting divorce as well so you may be able to move out and take care of the kids at the same time. You'd have to go to court, but it's a possibility.

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