I hope you can help me.
Hubby has two kids from previous marriage. A daughter he pays $1200 pm in child support and has 1/3 care. I get along with his daughter and her mum very well.
He also has an adult son who he pays $1000 for rent and other stuff. His mother does the same. He is 22 and doesn't work.
Hubby earns a good wage. Over 150k currently but it changes pending on how well his business does in any given year.
We own a house which we intended to sell. Profit would likely be $300k. The bank would take the remainder as its mortgaged.
I used to earn about 75k working full time. I also study full time. I am not intending to return to work until mid next year (currently on mat leave) but I am still studying full time while at home.
There has been a lot of tension and fighting going on between us and I am considering leaving. Now I am wondering what I would be entitled to from him and Centrelink before and after I am returning to work as I only wish to return to part time work until my Bub is a little older. Can I even do this? Is there anyone who I can talk to about my entitlements other than a lawyer? All I want is a quick run down on what benefits I can apply for etc.
I need to make sure Bub and I can afford a roof over our head and food. I have no high expectations but want to be able to live a normal life with Bub.
I have no family or friends I could stay with and not much savings.
Thanks in advance.