Do I need an attorney in order to file for divorce from bed and board? How does the process work? Also I have always been the dependant spouse and still have a 10yr. old child at home. Should I be figuring out exactly how much money I am going to need to live on or does that have to do with his income? And Yes he has committed illicit marital misconduct and has admitted it to me.
You may file a divorce from bed an board action without an attorney, but I advise that you do hire one. To outline the entire process is beyond the scope of this forum.
Spousal support will be based on what your demonstrated reasonable needs are, and his ability to pay after considering his reasonable expenses. You may even have a claim for attorney’s fees in seeking spousal support and child support.