My aunts husband kept her isolated and on a very limited budget, telling her that they couldnâ€™t afford more than $75 per week for groceries and there was no money for vacations, car repairs, new clothes for the kids, ect. He also claimed that he did not receive any raises in salary for years and that their only asset was the house. My aunt believed him. When they divorced she found a budget attorney because there was no money, my aunt had been a stay at home mom for 15 years and no recent job skills and a very limited support system. The divorce went through, she got $75 per week in child support. About 6 months after the divorce, her now ex-husband took the kids to help with yard work at his rental property. He owned 6 houses that were rentals and had a very nice retirement portfolio. My aunt did not believe the kids and did not pursue the issue. When the last kid was in high school the ex-husband came clean and admitted that he had substantial resources and did not feel bad about leaving her with next to nothing. Today he is retired and he and his wife travel extensively. My aunt has no retirement.