You can pursue a claim for spousal support, but you should go ahead and ask for alimony before you and he are divorced. Otherwise, you will lose the right to do so. You should also pursue a claim for equitable distribution of te property, since it appears you got nothing after you and he separated.
Talk to an attorney in your area about the details of your case.
Shonnese D. Stanback
The Rosen Law Firm
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