I am separated from my husband and have no income. We have a house together as well as a car.I need to know what my next step is

Married for almost 5 years-4 year old son- I cannot afford the house but he is keeping it. I am a co signer on the car but cannot afford it

Pitman, NJ -

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David Perry Davis

David Perry Davis

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Pennington, NJ
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As has been previously said on topics of this level of importance .... some questions here can be quickly, easily, and accurately answered. Others cry out for getting a professional legal opinion and a formal consultation with an attorney who specializes in Family Law. You're in that second category. -... skipping a consult is the very definition of being "penny wise / pound foolish."

You have the right to child support (assuming the child is with you), probably to term alimony, and to some share of the marital assets (and debts) if there are any. This is really way too sensitive a question to post here - you need a consult. Many attorneys offer a free one and can explain all your rights and options, including getting a retainer "from him" by tapping marital assets subject to distribution.

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Yolanda Navarrete

Yolanda Navarrete

Family Law Attorney - Morristown, NJ
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The assets obtained during your marriage belong to both of you, not just him. You need to consult with an attorney to learn of your rights.

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Ronald Glenn Lieberman

Ronald Glenn Lieberman

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Haddonfield, NJ
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You should speak to an attorney so that you and the attorney can plan for your husband to pay support for you and your child.

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Robert Ricci

Robert Ricci

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Clark, NJ
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Next step is to hire an attorney and file for divorce, if that is what you want.

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