I live in Michigan. Married 22yrs.my husband has completely financial supported me and our children for the last 12 yrs. He admits to seeing someone else and now wants a divorce. I do not. I will need an attorney. I have no income and cannot work at this to me due to mental health issues. Will he be responsible for paying for my attorney and court costs?
That is quite probable under the situation you describe but there is no guarantee.
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I would expect that he will be responsible for your attorney fees. There is law to support you making a claim against him for contribution towards your attorney fees.
Hi. Normally the attorney fees come out to the marital estate. you should be able to hire an attorney with a credit card or access to your savings or checking accounts. Many attorneys will give you an initial consultation at little or no cost. Contact an attorney at once. In addition there is an excellent book on divorce called Divorce Demystified, Everything You Need To Know Before You File For A Divorce which is available as a soft cover or e-book on Amazon. Good luck to you.
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