Husband informed me he wanted a separation early November 2014, after 7.5 years of marriage. For 4 years, I have been a stay at home mother of two teenage girls (from previous marriage) and full time student. I have no income other than child support received for 2 teens. He suspects I have been unfaithful; however, I have not.
Since November, spouse:
diverted his income to a separate individual account. I do not have access to this account. He stated he only had to pay for mortgage, utilities and food. Expenses such as gas, health insurance premium, life insurance premium, cell phone bill, medical copays, etc., were for me to “figure out”.
denies my access to our SUV. The SUV has been my sole form of transportation for 2.5 years. Spouse drives a work vehicle, approved for personal use. SUV is titled to him; however, I assisted with payments. I am currently driving a rental car.
is verbally abusive to me and the girls, removes my personal property from home and threatens to sell it, relocates my personal property to the garage without my permission.
removes locks from bedroom doors belonging to me and two teens; however, leaves lock on his bedroom door.
threatens to contact DSS to report teens are living in a chaotic environment.
Spouse, two teens and I are still living in marital home. I am confident I can find gainful employment in the near future; however, I’m in desperate need RIGHT NOW for financial support. I also need access to the SUV I helped pay for, which he is currently hiding from me. I am currently selling my personal possessions on Ebay/Amazon to generate funds to pay for above mentioned expenses.
What actions can I immediately take to receive financial support to fund expenses he has previously funded? Your guidance is most appreciated.