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Daughter desperately needs advice..on spouse abuse...

Lexington, TX |

38 years of marriage...husband refuses to give her money from paycheck orb deposit in joint account. needs legal advice a s a p

Attorney Answers 3


  1. Get a lawyer to attach, garnish or freeze the account. It is very likely 50% her money. It isn't his decision to "give" her anything.


  2. The most obvious move would be a motion for spusal support.

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  3. I have attached a link to a resource site for abused spouses - they should be able to locate assistance near your daughter. If he has abused her, then she needs to file criminal charges and seek victim's assistance.

    If he has not abused or assaulted her, but is withholding lving expenses, and she cannot afford an attorney, contact Legal Aid, in the second link below.

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