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post #21 of 26

In Texas, the law is totally in her favor. She gets half of everything, even if it's all in his name. She'll get lots of CS too. Spousal support kicks in after ten years of marriage, so that may apply too.

 

It sounds, though, that she has terrible mental issues (maybe exacerbated by pregnancy?) that are clouding her thinking. 

post #22 of 26

 She does not need to have terrible mental illness to have clouded or illogical thinking... she could "simply" be being abused.  Just saying... I have totally BTDT.

 

I ditto the suggestion on getting her to at least read "Why does he do that" by Lundy Bancroft.  VERY eye opening book.

post #23 of 26

Aren't there family shelters, shelters for women escaping domestic violence, or shelters for single mothers in your area?  It sounds like any one of these types of shelters would be a better fit if she wanted to keep her children with her.  Maybe you could hook her up with one of those then step back if you need to.  It sounds very complicated and like only half of the story is coming out.

post #24 of 26

Any updates OP???

post #25 of 26
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Any updates OP???



Not really. I gave her the number to a domestic violence place and where she could get counseling and such, but left it at that. She is not a close friend, I really barely know her. I don't mean to seem cold and crass, but I don't think I can actually help her. KWIM? It is in her hands now.

post #26 of 26

Well hopefully she worked out what she needs to do and that she has rights. I can't imagine being so beaten down emotionally that I would ever consent to something like that. Like PP have said there may be more to the story, but hope it gets worked out in a way which is best for the kids involved!

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