Julie, I am sorry you are going through this. Document everything. Especially money you spend on the kids. You WILL get post separation support. You will get child support. If possible get him to sign a consent order giving you custody of the kids. Above all see an attorney. His “responsibilities” are to support his children. To do that he is responsible for supporting their mother in some fashion. An attorney will tell you the details. They are too many to elaborate here.
If he is not paying you child support you can go to child support enforcement and start the process of pursuing child support on your behalf. You should also consult with an attorney to find out if you are entitled to spousal support as well as child support.
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Can you please tell me where I stand on the following issue:
My husband has walked out and says he wants a divorce. I currently do not have a job because I was a full time student. He is the sole supporter of the family. Now that he has left I am trying to find a job but I am worried that he will not help pay the bills until then and I will loose everything. There are also three children involved in the whole situation. What are his responsibilities and what are mine in this situation. Thank you for your help.
Julie A Woods