Seperation


#1

My husband has moved out of our home. We started a Seperation Agreement but he is refusing to sign it. He has been emtionally, verbally and physically abusive to me. I had a protective order in the spring and i dropped it because he agreed to counseling. Well months later no change. And a few weeks ago he packed up and left. I need to know what should I do now? Is him leaving abandonment? I currently do not have any money for an attorney but I do see the need to do something legally to protect me and my child. HELP!


#2

You need to file an action for Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Post Separation Support, Attorney’s fees and Equitable Distribution in the immediate future.

If you are a dependant spouse you can seek an award of attorney’s fees from the court. I recommend you meet with a lawyer in your area as soon as possible.