First, let me say that I understand that you are feeling frustrated with the legal system. Unfortunately, legal expenses exist in every divorce action. My suggestion is first that you obtain a part-time job when you are not watching your daughter’s children and/or place your legal fees on a credit card.
You are probably saying right now “Thanks for that advice!” but the truth is that your life is worth the investment now. Whether that investment is working a part-time job for legal fees or placing your legal fees on a credit card. You will want to retain an attorney and have them file litigation on your behalf requesting post separation support and alimony, along with an interim distribution of some of his assets to help you pay with your legal fees.
Also, please speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You may be able to re-enter the marital residence with a locksmith if he has not forbidden you to do so. Don’t quit working on this situation, but do keep looking for solutions. Best of luck!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.