What to do if I was married for 11 years and my husband walked out about 4 months ago but he is not helping support our 4 children?.

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What to do if I was married for 11 years and my husband walked out about 4 months ago but he is not helping support our 4 children?.

Can I receive child support for our children if we are still married? He also pays child support for a previous child also. I am currently not working and I did not work in entire length of our marriage. I need to know what are my options.

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need a divorce attorney immediately. Period. You need to file for child support at this point, which may require you filing for legal separation and a temporary order on child support and custody and alimony. Then the divorce filing can commence for permanent alimony, child custody and support. You need to get on this immediately; to wait may impact your rights significantly.


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