Going back to work after 4 years of being a sahm


#1

My husband and I are discussing seperation, b/c he has threatened to leave (and take his money with him obviouslly) I have two interviews lined up this week for me to go back to work about a year sooner than I would have had we stayed married. I want to open a second checking account in my name only. It’s my understanding that anything I earn now (before he physically moves out) is still half his? I will need some way to hire an attorney w/out depleting marital assets.

question one-is my income considered “post seperation” b/c it was after he told me he wanted a seperation or marital b/c it was prior to him physically moving out
question two- can either spouse use marital income to pay for an attorney should the need arise?

Thankyou!


#2

You have equal title to marital funds, and to spend those funds as you wish. Anything earned after the two of you physically separate is not marital.