I’m a stay at home mom to three kids. My husband just filed for divorce. He makes lots of money, but I quit work to support his career. What am I entitled to?
You will likely be able to get custody of your kids, and your ex will have visitation. If you are the custodial parent, you are entitled to child support based on the Texas support calculator. You may be eligible for more based on the children’s needs. You may also be eligible for spousal support. In Texas, property division is equitable, so you will also be entitled to a fair distribution of the property. The meaning of fair and equitable is a subject of much debate. You need a lawyer who can advocate for you, so see an attorney as soon as possible. Many newly divorced people make costly mistakes that cause them to lose rights. Don’t be one of them.