I have been married over 10 years to my husband but we’ve been together much longer. We have a 17, 14 and 2 year old. My husband makes alittle over 50,000. I quit my job to take care of the youngest child. He wastes all of his money on mostly alcohol-he has several dui’s. I have had to use my entire 401k to buy food, gas and pay bills. I pay the majority of the bills because he says he might “job” to do it. I can prove that I take care of my kids financially and of course, I do everything for them physically. The oldest do not want to be around him and I don’t trust him with the little one. My fear of his getting visitation and or harsssing us has forced me to stay but I must leave-it’s a bad situation. He has a 401k, stocks and quarterly bonuses. I want them all because he does nothing for us. I worked before our youngest came along and I had to pay for daycare plus all the household bills, even though I made half as much as he did. I’m a prisoner in my own home.
You will not get it all, and most probably he will have parenting time and support obligations. You need a good divorce attorney to have you awarded what you deserve.
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I agree with Mr. Brennan that you need a good divorce lawyer.
The quality of the lawyer that you hire may have some impact on how much you get of the marital estate. So you should be sure to discuss with each lawyer what the lawyer thinks will be the likely outcome of your case. You should also discuss what the lawyer is likely to charge in order to get you to the outcome you desire.
Best of luck.
I am licensed to practice law in Michigan and Virginia and regularly handle cases of this sort. My answering your question does not establish an attorney-client relationship. You should consult a lawyer so you can tell the lawyer the entire situation and get legal advice that is precisely tailored to your case.
You need to confer with a divorce attorney in your area. Typically, all assets earned during a marriage are equally split.
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