I'm disabled and I moved out of the house. We were married almost 30 yrs our children are adults living at home or with family members.
It is never a bad idea to have an attorney when going through a divorce proceeding.
The answers provided in this forum by me and transmitted by users of this forum are not to be considered legally binding in any way, nor is there an intent to form an attorney client relationship. If further information is required, seek competent legal counsel.
Talk with an attorney. An attorney can't make you promises about the outcome, but can at least advise you about possible outcomes based on statutes and legal rulings as they could be applied to the facts of your marriage. If you were married 30 years in a state that applies community property laws, there are certainly things to discuss.
It is always helpful to sit down with an attorney so you know what to expect and what is available to you in a family court case. Given the length of the marriage and your disability and the fact that you have an asset-the house-there are items to discuss.
Unless and until you and I agree in writing, I am not your attorney. This response is for general information purposes only.
I agree with my colleagues and would add that the decision to hire a lawyer is entirely personal. You should diligently research the attorneys in your area and seek to find an attorney that you believe will help you meet your goals, as well as someone you can trust.
This is a good question and it depends on your circumstances. You are in a long term marriage and are disabled. If your spouse is working you should be entitled to receive maintenance payments to help support yourself. It also sounds like you own a home. You will have to determine if you want the court to award you the home as part of the divorce settlement. I think an attorney would be helpful to you in working through these issues.
Sign up to receive a 10-part series of useful information and legal advice about the divorce process.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline