Yes, just contact a family law attorney in your area. They should be able to answer all your questions.
Not necessarily. The new attorney can amend the pleadings later. What interests me about your post is why you feel the need to be the first to file.
It can terminate your maintenance, but you need to determine if you are common law married.
Have to agree to be married, cohabitate, and hold yourself out to the public as being married.
Talk to a local attorney.
Contact a local attorney and discuss your rights. There is simply too much to go into on this forum.
The only question that has to be answered regarding any asset is - was it accrued, purchased or obtained during the marriage. If the answer is yes, then it is community property regardless of whose name is on it.
Speak to an attorney about your case and they will be able to help you understand how property is designated.
You do not give up rights to the marital property by moving out of it. However, you may be giving up rights to your children if you and your spouse cease to agree on things.
You really should talk to an attorney before making this decision.
If he has no access to the account then I do not see why you would need to close it. Additionally, be aware that many courts have orders that go into place immediately upon filing for divorce that prohibit you from altering accounts.
Good luck to you b
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Property division and child support are two different issues and will be handled separately.
You will have to officially serve her with the petition. If she drags her feet then, the Court can enter the decree of divorce without her.
You should contact an attorney to help you. It will make your life much easier.