Based on the information you’ve provided, it sounds like you are eligible for child support based on the income differential, whether you have primary physical custody or joint physical custody.
Even if he quits his job, it would likely be done in bad faith, which means the judge can impute income to him at the same $150,000 level and still enter an order requiring him to pay child support based on that income level. The law protects children from parents who threaten to be unemployed or underemployed in bad faith.
Since you’ve been married for less than a year, you are not likely to be eligible for alimony. This is because alimony is based in part on the accustomed standard of living during the marriage, and for a less than one year marriage, it would be very difficult to prove the accustomed standard of living from the date of marriage to the date of separation. However, you may be able to negotiate short-term alimony, and you would definitely be able to negotiate the payment of bills and expenses in equitable distribution.
The fact that he travels frequently for work does not absolve him from financial responsibility.
You may also be eligible to file for a domestic violence protective order (DVPO).
For more detailed information on DVPOs, including what acts of domestic violence are covered, how to go about getting a DVPO, and what happens throughout the DVPO court process, check out our article Domestic Violence and Staying Safe - The Details.
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