Thread: Disabled and Abandoned
11-02-2008, 08:51 AM #1
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Disabled and Abandoned
I am currently disabled and awaiting a hearing for SSD, my husband of 20 years decided he was unhappy and has left me with no income, most of the bills and the kids. His lawyer sent me a separation agreement which states that he keeps the Jeep registered in his name and I keep the van that is registered in my name and that we take over the payments for said vehicles. The van has a higher payment and the higher debt; and it has not been maintained mechanically for a long time as I had not been driving for years. The Jeep has been maintained and is in much better condition. I want to know if I am entitled to the Jeep even though he has been the one driving it since it was purchased.
11-02-2008, 01:07 PM #2
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Do not sign any agreement from his lawyer until you have your own lawyer to advise you. You do not have to agree to taking over payments for the van until a judge orders you to do so. Likewise, he is not entitled to keep the Jeep until ordered by a judge.
You also need a lawyer to file for emergency support if your husband is not helping to support the household.
After 20 years, you will probably be entitled to some alimony/maintenance. If your children are minors, then you will also be awarded child support if you have custody.
You really have to retain an attorney ASAP.
Good luckI'm not a lawyer