Assalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, Please accept my regards.I am a stay at home mother with two minor kids. Our son is 8 and daughter is 3.For the last 8 years I have been adjusting, accommodating and compromising to my husband's anger, psychological abuse, and dictatorial behavior, for the sake or Allah and maintaining peaceful family life. Since my family cannot support me, my husband has the power to take away the kids and throw me out in the street. His parents are immigrants thus my husband has their support in all his actions.
In such a case, my question is the following: According to my nikahnama I have the right to divorce my husband, thus is it possible that I seek custody of the children from the US court and some financial support to ensure my minimum survival with two kids, after that I divorce my husband in an Islamic court?