My husband and I have been married for over 7 years, and right now it seems that our marriage is coming to the end. When I came to this marriage, I didn't bring anything and my husband had a small house and a few thousand dollars in saving. Right now, we have a nice big house in suburb and have some money in his retirement. However, he starts saying that he paid for this house and this house is his and his kids'. His previous wife passed away and the two kids got social security income. He doesn't seem to understand that all those 8 years I stayed home with the kids made it possible for him to go to work to earn money and to save money. He wants me to meet him at city hall and sign the paper. He told me that we should just keep what we came into this marriage with. I came from overseas and brought very little money, so I should leave this marriage with little. As if my 8 years with his kids and homeschooled them for years was just to pay my boarding here. I hate to get a lawyer and have the lawyer take most of what I will get. I also hate to walk out of this marriage penniless and homeless. There is one child between him and me. I never worked one day in this country. Does anyone have any good suggestion? I don't want to leave him high and dry, neither do I want that happen to me.
Should I sign the divorce papers?
What Guys Said 2
I don't support alimony for the most cases and I don't support it in your case as well. You shouldn't have dropped all your activities (you knew this day could come) as soon as you got married just to raise kids, that is just a plain excuse for being lazy. Although he should pay you enough money to support you for next 5-6 months so that you could decide what you want to do, either go back to your place or try finding some work here.1
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