You did not indicate which state you are residing in. In most states, you would be entitled to approximately half of all your marital assets – any assets purchased during the marriage from money earned during the marriage (e.g., house, car, 401K’s, etc.). Since you are residing in the house with your autistic child and you would most likely be awarded custody of your children, the court would most likely grant you occupancy of the house until the youngest child is 18 or so. Do not move out!
You will also be entitled to some form of spousal support as long as you must be home with the child and until you can get a job to support yourself.
If your husband refuses to provide support to you, you can make a motion to the court to force him to provide interim support until the final matter is decided.
I strongly suggest you consider mediating your divorce. If you are located in the NYC metro area please call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss the matter in greater length.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq.\Divorce Solutions