Your husband has left you.
You may think you will never be okay again. You might wonder if he will come back. You have likely questioned why he left in the first place. Now is a difficult time for you.
There are many reasons men leav their wives. Some leave because they are bored. Others because they have found someone new. And some men leave because they think something is lacking. This could either be emotionally or intimately within the marriage.
Knowing the reason does not make the abandonment easier. However, they are important to consider.
It’s also important to consider your next steps for moving forward with your life and how to protect your rights.
Start by saving any communication you receive from your husband. Emails and texts are evidence if you get a divorce. Your husband may make promises, like paying your legal fees, leaving you the house, or child custody arrangements. You can hold them to this if they later deny it. But only if you keep the evidence. Do not just keep them on file on your computer. Print them out so you know you have them.
Consider the Future
You also have to think about your future. Consider retirement savings you may be entitled to. Think about any future costs associated with your children. Who will pay for them? Who will pay for health insurance? Consider these questions, and the answers you would like to hear. This way you can set goals for yourself, and your eventual divorce settlement.
Decide What To Do With Your Home
Also consider getting rid of the marital home. You do not have to. But you should think about the benefits of doing so. Can you afford the cost of the home on your own? Can you pay the mortgage and the property taxes, and still maintain it? Will you lose the home in property division hearings anyway?
Get Help Today
If your husband has left you, it’s important to take immediate steps to protect your rights and consider your options. At The Peck Law Firm, our divorce lawyers will listen compassionately and help you consider your options. Call us today.