Need help starting the divorce process.
My husband pretty much has me as a prisoner in my own home (I’m a stay at home mom) constantly belittling me, i’m not allowed to leave the house without him. and telling our children I’m a bad mother. He’s in the US Navy and we’re currently in HI, but I I could move back to NJ and live with my parents as well. I’m just really clueless on how to get anything started to ensure a divorce and custody of the children. (HI)
Although you have not said that your husband has physically abused you, you sound like you are in the same position as a battered woman since you aren’t free to leave your home. I would call a battered woman’s shelter and ask for help. They usually have access to attorneys who can help you and can give you and your kids a place to live temporarily. Another suggestion is to contact the U.S. Navy and tell them you are looking for a support group of spouse’s of service men. Such a group would also have access to resources that could help you. Best of luck! – Wendy Jaffe, ESQ.
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