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am i entitled to any maintence from my husband

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29 Feb 08 #15413 by bubbles60
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hi
can anyone tell me if i would be entitled to any money from my husband.
we have been married 23years and then he had an affaire and then left me for her
all our children have grown up but im left high and dry i dont work as im disabled and our house is rented. he works and earns a good salary and also has his own buissness
if someone could offer any advice i would appreicate it.
many thanks bubbles

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29 Feb 08 #15416 by LittleMrMike
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Almost certainly yes, I would say, on the basis of the facts you have given.

However, how much depends on your husband's financial
circumstances.

First question, could you be entitled to Legal help ?
From what you say, you could be. Check out the eligibility criteria on the CAB website ' adviceguide '.

Secondly, you need to investigate benefits as a matter of urgency, and particularly housing and council tax benefit.
See if you can get an appointment with a CAB.

What you are looking at is income support or jobseekers allowance ( probably the former ) and housing/council tax benefit to keep a roof over your head. An application for interim maintenance is a possibility. If you are without income, apply for benefits at the earliest opportunity, it normally can't be backdated.

You may be able to get a free half hour appointment with a family law solicitor who offers to do legal aid. This isn't likely to deal with much more than the legal aid issue, but that is the most important.

You say you are disabled ; do you get DLA ? Could you
apply for it ?

There's a few thoughts to be going with !

Good luck

Mike 100468

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29 Feb 08 #15418 by attilladahun
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Absoldamlutely

Justified on "need".....On those facts he would have a difficult job justifying non payment....which means he will almost certainly be ordered to pay your costs for bringing the application.

Don't delay as the Court cannot back date payments before the application so apply soon:)

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