Greetings. I am sorry to hear about your situation, but let’s see what you can do immediately. 1. Obtain a credit card and charge your attorney fees or ask family for funds for the same. You clearly need an attorney now.
Yes, you may be able to keep your step daughter and obtain custody of her due to his neglect and abusive treatment (mainly to himself it appears). He is clearly unfit to parent at the present time.
Get a restraining order on the account in your husband’s and mother’s name. Get documents showing the funds were deposited into that account (for example the cancelled check for the taxes, the cancelled check for the house, etc.).
You may be eligible for a domestic violence restraining order if your spouse has threatened you or the children with violence and you are scared of him. At this hearing, you can obtain temporary spousal support and child support, if you have the right attorney who knows to ask.
Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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