Q: Adultery, Divorce, Custody/Child Support and Alimony
My husband and I have been married for 14 years. Both of us have committed adultery during the marriage but he left me and our son who is now 11 twice during the 14 years. Now we both want divorce and I want alimony due to low finances on my end. He wants joint custody, only so that he doesn't have to pay child support although since birth I've been the one caring for our child. We've been separated and living separately since 02/04/19. He moved his mistress in 4 days after he basically put me out and I have reason to believe that they are already engaged. He was giving me money since march to help with my rent and son but said he's going to stop because he doesn't have to do anything for me legally. Do I have to wait for divorce to get child support in Alabama and would this help me get alimony although we both actually cheated in the marriage. I don't know what to do and can't afford a lawyer.
A: You have a lot of facts here, and they are all important to the questions you ask. You need an attorney to address these. Go to legal aid, or find the money to hire someone. If he has had sex with you after learning of your infidelity, he can't sue you on grounds of adultery. If he left you for another woman then you probably can. THis is not a case to do yourself. GO get some help. Call legal services or call your county bar and ask this if they can tell you who can help.
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