Is there such a thing as financial abuse in a marriage?
Question Details: I have been with my partner for 15 years. We have 2 children together, 10 and 1, but we have only been physically married for a little over a year. I have given up my career to raise our children and he makes enough to have us live comfortably. He also travels for work often, so I am usually the only parent home. He refuses to add me to the bank account. Saying that he doesn't want me to have access to the account and its his money. What my rights are?
While married, you have no right to be added to the account: the courts do not interfere in a married couple's internal or domestic or financial arrangements while they are married. If you divorce him, you'd get a share of assets and spousal support (alimony), plus child support if you get primary custody, but that's only in a divorce that a court steps in.
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