Q: Abusive marriage
I'm stuck in an abusive marriage. I am trying to get away but have had trouble finding a lawyer to assist me and the children. He controls our money and finances (removed me from our joint accounts so I have no access) and does not give me access to any money. Now he's taking away my cell phone and telling me to get my own (I have no way to afford it as I'm disabled and unable to work). Without a phone, it will be impossible to be in contact with my doctors. Is there anything I can do? Can he do this before we're divorced?
A: You obviously used something, whether it was a phone or a PC to ask this question. Use that same device to contact your doctors and other people who might assist you. You need to file in court for divorce and, at that same time ask for a temporary order requiring your husband to pay, while the divorce is pending, your living expenses as well as the court fees.
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