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In general, if you have been a dependent spouse you can expect to receive some level of support from your husband, during the pendency of your divorce matter in addition to as part of a final resolution of the matter. Similarly, you can expect to receive a portion of the assets amassed during the marriage, i.e. money that was in the bank.
To get started, you should meet with an experienced attorney in your area as soon as possible.
Kenneth A. White, Esq.
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Based on what you have said, it certainly sounds as though you may be entitled to some financial relief.
It is unfortunate that you were not represented by a lawyer in the case arising from your husband's attack. I strongly recommend that you find a way to retain a very experienced Divorce Attorney. There may be a lot at stake.
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Speak to a matrimonial attorney. Next time file a DV TRO as well as an assault charge. The Judge can give you financial relief on a FRO. Why did you drop the case?
You need a divorce attorney right away. If you cannot afford one, contact legal services, there on summit ave just 1 block away from the courthouse where this case is pending.
You can also go to the courthouse, second floor, the people there are very nice and will assist you filling out the pro se paperwork (even thou they should not) for temporary relief. The judge will even call your husband to appear in person or do it by phone. Don't delay.
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