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Experience:  Senior Partner at Berkson Wallace
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My niece is leaving her abusive husband and taking her two

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My niece is leaving her abusive husband and taking her two children aged 10 and 16 to a rented house. She has no money of her own. Is she entitled to ask for maintenance from him straight away through her solicitor?
JA: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?
Customer: No. She's still with him. She's leaving a week on Saturday and he's already making it difficult for her
JA: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county does he live in?
Customer: Barnsley, South Yorkshire
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: She works for his family's business. When she leaves him, they will probably sack her. So she wont have a wage. What recourse does she have in the short term?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  SASH_Law replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Lea and I have reviewed your query.

How long has she worked for the family business, and in what capacity - i.e. is she a full time or part time employee paid a wage/salary?

Expert:  SASH_Law replied 3 months ago.

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