How to file for abandonment


#1

Abandonment is an issue that would be a factor in determining alimony and the division of other assets. There is no separate lawsuit for abandonment. If you intend to pursue alimony or property distribution you will need to do that prior to the entry of your divorce. Depending on your circustances you may have a hard time pursing alimony if he has not provided you with any support in the five years you have been separated.

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#2

Iam filing for a divorce but do not know where my husband is. He left me with no money and I had not worked in 5 years. Iam doing a service by publication but how can I get him for abandonment? If someone could help me I would appreciate it because Iam still trying to get on my feet. I have to do this all on my own because I have no money for lawyer fees. Thank-You

Melissa Dwidar