We both got married in New York, and now he has moved to Florida. We have been married for 11years and separated for 8yrs (not legally) I would like to file for a divorce, but the only thing he has suggested is an uncontested divorce. Still, at this time, I know he is hiding a lot and doesn’t want me to know anything, as he keeps on pressuring me to sign papers, but don’t want me to read anything which I have refused. He is a lawyer, but at this time, I don’t know if he is practicing in Florida.
My question: I would also like to file for alimony support, but how do I go about doing that as at this time I need some financial help to support myself and be able to go back to school to help me better. I don’t have any money, only bills, and can barely keep my head afloat. Is this something I can do myself, but how does he get served since he lives in Florida, and how do I find out about what he is doing as the man is very secretive and has mentioned that he will not give me anything. Please Advise.
You can sue him for divorce in NY, and he will be required to complete a sworn affidavit outlining all of his assets and liabilities.
If you cannot afford to pay for an attorney, the court will make him pay for your attorney
In a marriage of 11 years, you should be entitled to some spousal support to allow you to get on your feet. I strongly suggest you consider mediation. If you are living in the NYC metro area, please call me to arrange for an appointment to discuss the matter in greater length.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions