I work part time as software engineer in Needham, my husband works full time same type of position but he works for a big company in Boston and makes four times what I make. I make $80k, he makes $300k. We have two young children and have been married 6 years in MA, we’re going through a divorce and now my lawyer is not returning my calls. What can I do?
Given that you have young children, I would recommend that you consider divorcing by using a neutral and independent divorce mediator. A mediator may be an attorney. You may use mediation even if you already have an attorney. At this stage it is so important that you maintain a good working relationship with your spouse, not as husband and wife, but as parents. By using mediation, you are not flighting against each other but working together to come to a fair and amicable divorce agreement. Although I understand your questions are about finances, the conflicts and disputes that come up about the finances can often affect your relationship, which has a direct result on how your children will ultimately handle the separation and divorce. By working together with a mediator, you will be able to figure out how your combined incomes will enable the two of you to live separately. It is important to choose a mediator who has significant background and experience in this area. Look at the Mass. Council on Family Mediation website to find experienced and certified mediators.