Husband will quit work


#1

Sadly, there is little you could do to ensure that he doesn’t disappear and run out on his responsibilities to you or your children. He can not be forced to work, but the courts can use his current income or his earning potential to calculate child support and alimony, if he quits working to avoid paying these.
If these are ordered by the courts and are not paid, then he could be held accountable but I don’t think it’s something that you have much control over. You can’t force him to be responsible father or to be reasonable about separation and divorce.
The suggestion I have would be to consult an attorney about what your options would be at this point and make a decision. You are entitled to 1/2 the marital assets up to the date of separation which includes bank accounts…


#2

You can’t stop him from quitting his job. However, if he does without a good reason, the court will impute income to him based on what he earned before you separated.

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