My husband seems to think it is ok to simply divorce me and be done when he has me accustomed to a certain lifestyle. And I am also disabled with no income. Can he do this to me?
You need to hire a lawyer or at least pay for a consultation.
Depending on the length of the marriage, spousal maintenance might be an option.
You also need to make sure your rights are protected in the property division.
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I think you should consider the fact you might not be equipped with all the information regarding the law and therefore would be putting yourself at a great disadvantage by not consulting with a lawyer if not hiring one.
You need to talk to a lawyer. You are entitled to a fair and just division of the estate and perhaps an award of spousal support depending on your disability and the nature of the community estate. BUT talk to a lawyer. Courts frequently order the other spouse to pay attorney's fees while the divorce is pending and interim spousal support. Don't despair. Get on the phone and schedule an opinion.
I am not intending this to be legal advice, because I don't know the particulars of your situation.
If you can prove your disability (receiving social security disability or SSI or have sufficient medical records) then regardless of the length of the marriage, pursuant to Texas Family Code §§8.051(2)(A) and 8.054 (a)(2) and (b), you are eligible for monthly spousal maintenance. The amount of such maintenance would depend on your husband's income, the amount of your benefit, and the property you would be receiving in the divorce. Obtain legal counsel immediately if your husband files for divorce.
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