My husband and I are married, we live together and have one i[/i] vehicle. He has been the main income source for the years we have been married, I have raised our two children. I have no income. He is refusing to pay the bills that are solely in my name and he will not allow me to use the car ( which is in his name, but was acquired while we were married ) to go get a job ( he is purposely staying away at random times of the day when he isn’t working ) and has also opened a separate checking account where all his earning go into that I have no access to. I’m sinking in debt from not being able to make $15 - $25 minimum payments on my credit cards and have to rely on him getting food when he feels like it.
My two questions:
- Is anything that I described above, that he is doing, illegal?
- If I sell some of our personal property ( to catch up on my bills or to fix the other car ) and then give him 1/2 of the money from the sale, is that legal?