In 2015, my husband filed separation papers that I found out were not court-ordered. The agreement had an embossed stamp and seal, but no docket number or judge signature). In the past few years, I have not been supported by my husband and he is, in fact, a hazard to my mental and physical help.
I am a mother of three children, Zen, 10, Ryder, 8, and Ronin, 5. Since 2015, my children's father has provided inadequate care to my three children and myself. We lost our apartment in 2015, and after coercion, I agreed to sign a letter to the real estate agency we rented with, that we would vacate the premises by Jan 1st. We would avoid an eviction so I reluctantly agreed.
My spouse agreed to take care of myself and the two younger children, Ryder and Ronin, whom, at the time, were ages 2 and 6, respectively. He did not do so, and the children were temporarily separated.
I've been moving around (at times with my youngest children) trying to find housing away from him. I am trying to find out custody info and how I can expedite a divorce by proving cruelty.
The timeframe for a Divorce proceeding depends on how quickly you file, how quickly the courts calendar can get you in for an initial hearing, and how quickly you can serve the other party. It can be even quicker if you both are able to come to an agreement.
You can file a contested action for an absolute divorce now, whether or not you will be granted the divorce under the grounds of cruelty. You should meet with an attorney ASAP.
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You need to have a private meeting with a lawyer who practices divorce law to discuss your situation. There are several options open to you, depending upon the exact circumstances. Your husband is required to contribute to the support of your children on a regular basis in a certain amount. The court will set that amount and can garnish his pay checks so you do get paid. Getting a divorce is not going to be quick. However, the sooner you file, the sooner you will get a hearing on temporary support for yourself and your children. Do yourself and your children a favor and get in to see a lawyer ASAP.
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