What do you do as a Muslim woman living in the west if your husband divorces you or leaves you and does not provide the support he is supposed to?
He says he does not owe me anything, no money for me to get on my feet, no child support? I am living with my non-Muslim family with no car, no way to get a job without a car, no money and soon no place to stay.
He says he does not have to follow anything but the "laws of the land" and here he doesn't owe me anything but child support after I go through the courts.
He will not answer my calls, I don't know where he is staying, no way to get to the court to file anything.
What do I do dear sisters? Should I contact his family?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on May. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by christyg at 4:57 PM on May. 28, 2010
Call several law offices, also if you are willing to do some of the work yourself, many law offices with charge you less, there is a lot you can do on your own. Are there any agencies in your area that can put you in contact with the right people. Start with government and church agencies that offer assistance, they can give you information on where to go to get help. It doesn't matter what your ex says, it only matters what the courts say.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:18 PM on May. 28, 2010
You should stop paying attention to what he is NOT doing for you and work on what YOU need to be doing for yourself and your children.
Apply for public assistance, put a child support order on him, enroll in some classes (once you get public assistance they should be able to help you with transportation to classes, job interviews, daycare...be persistent in bettering the life for youself and your children and you will turn into a success...
Keep waiting for your husband to stand up tall and face the reality of being a man, you will never go any further than where he left you.
The choice is yours...insh~Allah you will make the better choice.
Answer by virginiamama71 at 12:02 AM on May. 29, 2010
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