Q: I'm on SSI. I'm planning to get a divorce, asap. I don't know if I should stay on SSI, or try to get spousal support.
Married 35 yes. Husband has adjusted income down somehow, he kept me from filing until HE was ready. Took about 10 yrs to get to this point. We have a house, 10 acres. He expects me to stay on SSI with no support from him. In 35 years he's bought me clothes once. He's always been greedy w/$. I don't really know much about his income. Not allowed to. Trying to avoid Section 8 housing. No desire to keep the house/land. House isn't worth much, land is. He's mentally and emotionally abusive. Isolated, no family, he got rid of my friends, free to treat me badly, and he has. I just want out. After I file, I don't want to be under the same roof. No $ saved up. He won't help me with anything I'm needing to start over. He is willing to pay for a (he thinks) non-contested divorce. Calls in the morning between 9am-2pm weekdays as of 10-24. He is currently home on vacation, so not safe to call. He has full access to my texts and email. He works for State police. Really need someone local.
A: Meet with a local divorce attorney and let him or her review your financial situation. They will be in the best position to help you determine your next move.
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