Call an attorney for a free consultation to get started. You are entitled to child support, medical coverage, equitable division of marital assets. You may be entitled to legal fees and spousal maintenance.
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You can call the Suffolk County Bar Association at 631-234-5511 for a recommendation on a local attorney who practices Matrimonial Law.
If you retain an attorney, they may file a motion with the court wherein your husband is required to pay your attorney's fees and/or make payments for your support during the proceeding. This would depend on a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, respective incomes, etc..
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The first thing you should understand is that the family's money belongs to you as much as it does your husband. Contact and meet with a divorce attorney in your area. Many of them offer free or low cost initial consultations. I think you will find the advice well worth the cost.
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Pragmatically, raise enough money to hire a capable attorney who will be able to represent you up through a trial if necessary. Everything else will fall into place.
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