Start with finding a divorce lawyer that is sympathetic to women. If there are any women in your area that are lawyers and handle divorce cases, I would start there.
Next, unless the house is his, you may be able to stay there. If you are in the United States, you need to go to your local welfare office and find out what assistance programs might be available to you. They will help you qualify for any programs they have and they would have the information for contacting other programs for assistance. This could be money for rent (NOT HOTEL - ACTUAL APARTMENTS OR HOUSING). There are options for low and no income families or single parents that provide places to live and it can be covered by welfare. If the house you are currently in does not qualify for the program, then they may be able to find you something. Next, you would also be able to get help with food and medical expenses too. This is just a starting point. The welfare office may also be able to give you information on where to go to try to find employment - such as any job services offices in your area - and possibly information on low cost child care in case you find a job.
Also, don't forget, your soon to be ex husband will also be required to pay child support - especially if you get a good lawyer and push for the maximum amount you can get.
· 4 months ago