My husband just admitted he cheated on me with his co-worker and he won't be in this marriage with me anymore. He's working as an assistant manager at Target and she's one step ahead of him in the same store.
We have two very young children. I want to make sure I'm ready when he files for divorce. He earns about 25k from what I do. I just got back to work several months ago after staying home and looking after our kids for 5 years.
He has his own bank account while I only have a joint account with him. We have a house together and a duplex as an investment. Controls finance and billing.
Besides hiring a lawyer, what steps should I take to help my children and I get the best possible outcome? I'm afraid he'll get angry during the divorce and leave me in a bad situation.
I am in Northern California.
Thank you very much for your help.
- Broken heart...............
First let me say I’m sorry. I’ve been there and I know how gut wrenching and scary this is for you.
Go speak to a few good divorce attorneys. You will feel a bit better knowing what your rights are. And when I say see a few I mean consult all the good ones. If he hasn’t seen any one yet, anyone you consult with he can’t hire. They won’t take his case so get yourself a good one! And try not to worry. If he has a temper tantrum. He doesn’t have all the control and say what you can and can’t have! That’s not his decision to make. There are laws and you have rights just like he does!