I’d like to understand the term “Abandonment”. If a husband who has NO job, no income, and performs no care for the family (he also gambles). Is it abandonment?
He wakes up everyday, leaves the house by 9AM. Comes back at 11PM. Everyday for the past 2 years. Spends no time with wife and kids. Is it abandonment?
There is proofs that he has stolen money from his wife without her permission. He also had knocked her down to the ground, choked her and threatened to kill her by stabbing.
Recently, he has demanded money to pay for gambling debts, but she refused to pay out. Again, he has threatened her, but she has no money to pay his debts. He then got his family to pay it.
I am afraid these incidents will escalate for the worse.
At this point in their marriage, there is no respect. She and the kids stay together in one room when he comes home.
The kids are very young. She works to provide means for the kids and home.
Is there a way to get out of the marriage? without losing half of everything she has?