My husband and I have been separated since July 2013. He left on his choice, not mine. When he left I had a part time job as a waitress and was a student. I could not pay for the home (in both our names), a car to pay for (in both our names). He continued to pay bills at my home until November 2013 when he got mad at me about something and that was his retaliation. I was able to get a full time job and kept my part time job, working 7 days a week to be able to keep my home and car. My daughter, not his daughter (he has been in her life since she was 4, her real father died when she was 2) agreed verbally with me to pay for her car insurance. Her grandparents gave her a vehicle and I could not even with the two jobs I had afford to pay her outrageously high car insurance since she was a new driver (16). He stepped away from everything and didn’t have to pay a dime for anything and all he had to pay was the car insurance for her. He once again got mad at me about something and has stopped paying that. If I take him to court for not honoring our agreement, what are the chances I will win? It was only a verbal agreement.
We are not yet divorced. I can’t afford a lawyer and he will probably be awarded an absolute divorce when he finally files and won’t have to pay me a dime.
What can I do? Can I file for alimony on my own? Am I entitled to it? Married for 9 years.