I have been married for several years, I live in Kansas & we have 1 child - age 17
I was disabled for life in a car crash in Dec 2003.....Since then things have gone downhill & 3 weeks ago my wife abandoned me & our daughter & she moved out of state.
Now she has been calling & saying that she is gonna take me for "half" of everything I own or ever will own.....I will get some sort of settlement in the near future ( not alot though )......as of now-she has not filed any thing.
I am on govt. disability & my daughter is in school right now....we are basically living in poverty.
My question is :
# 1....Should I file for divorce on grounds of abandonment ??
# 2....Can I just file for a legal separation ( so she can't take any of my money ).....and if I file for legal separation - does that stop her from getting at my belongings or any money I may recieve through a settlement of my personal injury case ??
I really can't afford a divorce at the present time , but I don't want her to take me to the cleaners ??....I need to stop her now - HOW CAN I DO THAT ??