05-08-2012, 04:33 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
| | should i even bother filing for a limited divorce or wait to file for absolute?
my husband has told me today that he has only been nice to me and acting like he wants to work things out sometimes just so he wont have to pay the full amount in child support. He is suppose to pay 800-900 for 2 kids. He wants to only pay 200 a month. My oldest son is by another man and he pays 365 a month just for one kid. So 200 for 2 kids, thats not much at all.
after he has said this, i am so hurt that i am going to start the divorce ball going. I have filed for child support almost 2 months ago and it still has not gone through yet. We have to be separated for a year in the state of Maryland to get divorced. So i am considering filing for limited divorce (a legal separation) so i can get custody of my kids, get the child support going, etc. Would this be in my best interest of should i wait to file for absolute divorce (which will be in sept). Right now he is about to get kicked out of the army and will have no income soon. So he is willing to give me everything i want as far as furniture and as far as the kids go, so i wanna file now so i can get what i want out of the kids (full physical and legal custody of the kids. I deserve it, he is barely involved). He can not afford to fight anything so i want to file now while i can. I want him to have visitation i just want sole custody of my kids.
So would limited divorce be my best option or wait to file for absolute divorce??