Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southeast of Disorder
Re: Husband left, need help
If you feel he needs psychiatric help, then you should report that. Two deployments plus Fort Hood? Yeah, that's alot to handle.
You have to accpet something. The husband that you married is gone. He may come back but for now he is gone. You need to work on yourself and stay strong for your children.
Can you negotiate with your STBXH? It doesn't sound like it so an uncontested divorce is probably out of the question.
You will have to go to Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and file for custody, child support, and spousal support since you are separated. You should not need an attorney for this. The clerk will give you the forms, you fill them out, and file them and your husband will be served with a notice of hearing. Go to court and get what you need. Be prepared with your expenses and income and ask the court specifically for what you need from him. Once these orders are in place, then you live out the separation period and then petition for final divorce. I am sure he will be upset when you file for these orders, but oh well, your kids need to be provided for by both parents.