No maintenance – bills and bond to be paid – struggling
I Kicked my husband out of the house because he abused alcohol and drugs, physically abused me as well. We have 2 children together (i have 1 of my own) and he does not pay maintenance and I am struggling on my own to pay all the bills and bond. I have lost all of my savings, cancelled all my insurances and now I am under Debt review as well. Have school fees to pay but am struggling to keep afloat. I am struggling to cope and I am even behind on my payments for the debit review. Can the bank assist me in selling the house or what are my options? How do I get real help. I do not have a lawyer as I could not afford it anymore, my ‘husband’ has a lawyer and is using it against me. I just do not know what to do anymore.
Good day Daleen D, fortunately help is not very far away and i would suggest that you immediately go to your local Magistrate and speak with the Maintenance Officer who will assist you with a Maintenance order etcetera. Whilst there, ask him to assist you in securing a legal aid lawyer so that s/he can help you in respect of your future actions – re-selling of the house, reconciliation, divorce and so forth and please do not be intimidated by his lawyer as you have entrenched rights that will be protected by the court.
Amended by author 2nd January 2018, 10:49
Daleen, contact your debt counsellor and inform them of the situation. They will assist you/help you in respect of any further debt collecting proceedings until your maintencance, income is sorted out or settlement can be achieved with your pending divorce, selling of the house, employment, etcetera.