So my husband and I decided to divorce in April. We couldn't legally file until this month, because in our county you have to have established residency for at least 6 months to file for divorce here, and we just moved here in January.
So now I could file, if I had any money. He said he might give me the money this Friday, or if it's not convenient then at the end of the month.
The thing is, he controls all of the money. I have been putting a lot of time and effort into monetizing my blog but my co-blogger and I just started with this so it hasn't started making us any money YET. I am sure it will, but it will take time.
We own one car, he uses it for work, I have to ask if I want to use it and then drop him off at his job. He keeps my debit card because he lost his, so I have to ask him for that, if I need it, too. He tells me how much I can spend. He says he'll order me another card, but it's been years. And it doesn't matter anyway-- he pays the bills so he controls all the money.
The children are turning 8, 5.5, and 3 years old. The 8-year-old just started school last year-- I had been homeschooling all of them. 5.5yo will start this fall, 3yo might go into preschool depending. I called our social worker and left a message so I'll see what she can refer me to.
Any advice is really appreciated.
Edited by LionTigerBear - 7/10/12 at 9:50pm