Q: We have 3 kids, 10, 7, 4 years old, we are married, I haven't worked for 5 years to stay with kids.
We didn't really lived together for the last 5 years, he would visit, because he has a business abroad, and he would come and go every month or two weeks. Now we moved all together to Missouri, but he hasn't given me any money since May 2021, and I have been using my personal savings for buying groceries, shoes or stuff for the kids because he doesn't want to pay. I know nothing about his finances. And he asked me to work for him but after arguments, he fired me. What can I do?
A: If you have been in Missouri for at least 90 days, you can file a Petition for Dissolution or Legal Separation with the court and after your spouse is served with the Petition and accompanying documents then request temporary (also called Pendente Lite or PDL) Orders be entered regarding custody, visitation, support and likely exclusive possession of the residence. I suggest consulting an attorney before beginning this process.
If you receive state assistance you can speak with your caseworker about the State establishing a support Order through their administrative process.
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