I've been in a long term relationship since the age of 17. Married coming up 6 years this August, together for 16 years, lived together for 8 years. We have a 2.5 yr old son - cut a long story short, husband earns monthly, own 2 properities, one is the matrimonial home, has savings and a business.
I on the other hand am a stay at home mum, with nothing, fully reliant on my husband. Vulnerable place to be yes, I honestly don't know what has happened over the years, only that I have let myself go and not focussed on my own delevopment or self/career/finances at all.
Husband has always been controlling, we have had our ups and downs but I now want to leave, after being on the fence for many years. I want him to help bring up our son as I feel this is important for us all, especially our boy.
I don't know where to start and can't speak on the phone - i'd just like a rough run down of what I would need to do to put things in place.
If anyone could help - where would I go? Do I tell him now or wait? Do I seek a lawyer now? What would I be entitled to?
I have very little support, moved to the middle of nowhere and not much family. I would like to be aware of my options, I feel very lost without knowing what they are.
The large slice of good news for you is that due to the long relationship, and having a young child, you will be entitled to a fair share of the combined set of assets (including those held in just his name).