I’m looking to finally separate from my husband after ongoing abuse. We have a 6 month old.
He has 3 properties and I’m on the loan for 2 of them (purely so he could use my income to get the mortgage approved).
I’m working 4 days per week and with childcare + rent expenses, I will struggle. I will ask him to contribute 50% to childcare and was hoping to apply to Centrelink for payment assistance but I don’t think I’ll be eligible due to my “assets” even though they never have been and never will be mine. He’s of the mindset that what’s mine is his and what’s his is his.
Anyone had experience with this?
I’m looking for a property to move out to but I honestly don’t know how I will afford it and I have no family in the state as I moved here for him. How do people do it?
Good for you for being brave enough to make the move. You will make it work because you have too. Get onto Centrelink and tell them your situation, make sure you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to right now. Also call Child Support and get yourself listed. You will have to adjust to less money but for many single mums this is only temporary as they re-build their lives brilliantly after separation, all the very best.