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Ask the Divorced Woman!
by Maria Costa
Title: Husband Wants Out
My husband wants a divorce and I'm concerned about a few things. I know
you're not a lawyer but since you went through a divorce yourself, I'm hoping
you can answer my questions.
I'm 41 years old and have two children, ages 4 and 8. I married at 33. When
I was 25 I bought myself a single family house all by myself without the help
of anyone. Does my husband have any rights to this property? He never lived
there because I moved in with him when we got married.
Next question: I worked hard my whole life, I have lots of money in my 401K
and I have lots of Bell Atlantic Stocks. Again, can he get any of my money.
He has no savings, he makes horrible money (about 10,000 a year - if he's
lucky). Why I fell in love with him, beats me, because I'm a very smart
responsible young women - I thought I had my head together. And last but not
His dad died and left a three family home to him and his four siblings. They
decided to sell the house (this is the house I've been living in since I
married him), am I entitled to anything when they sell? Or should I just
leave that area alone because of my home that I own.
I would appreciate it very much if you can answer these questions. I've
talked to friends, no lawyers yet, about these questions and I'm getting
different answers. Before I talk to a lawyer, I want to get other people
You my lady have a lot on the line. If I was you, I would be running to
the nearest "kick butt" lawyer in town with all of my information in my
hand to get his "expertise" on my particular situation.
You can get answers from a lot of people but you are wasting a lot of
time by trying to get answers from people who really can't help you.
Hopefully you both won't fight tooth and nail over your assets - where
you can end up paying a lot in lawyers' fees.
Pick up my book "When the Vows Break: Living Through Separation &
Divorce" it will help you with the above questions plus how to join
support groups which you need to do! If you can't find it in your local
bookstore call my toll free number 888-267-3929 PIN #7176.
Maria Costa (Author & Seminar Speaker) A well known certified speaker
and seminar leader, continues to inspire, motivate and challenge people to push their envelopes farther, both before and after experiencing divorce. A graduate of National-Louis University,
with a Masters in Management, Ms. Costa is very active in her community. She
is President of the Board of Directors of the Women's Resource Center, Fredericksburg, VA, President of Hispanic Internal Revenue Employees (HIRE), IRS, Washington Chapter and board member of Professional Women's Network. Be sure to visit Maria Costa's web site
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