Knowledge Is Power
One thing my firm is big on is providing clients with the knowledge and tools they need to fight for their rights as husbands and fathers. No one is prepared for the challenges of divorce, and the reality can hit hard and fast. You may be facing the prospect of losing your house, your car, your possessions, and even your children. Everything that's important to you can be taken away if you don't have an experienced divorce attorney on your side.
Through the years I've worked with countless clients who have no idea what kind of rights they have when it comes to a divorce. That's why I do everything I can to educate them. That way, they not only understand what they're up against, but what they're entitled to fight for along the way.
Whether it's through my book, A Man's Guide to Divorce Strategy, or through one of the many podcast episodes I record that covers the basics of divorce, I'm proud to provide the knowledge and resources men need to navigate their unique situation.
California Divorce Law
Whether you're looking for a strong advocate to put in your corner during divorce proceedings, or you're simply looking for information about how to prepare for divorce, I'm happy to help in any way I can. If you're looking to an end your marriage, it's important to understand that there are three avenues to make that happen:
- Legal separation
Luckily, in California, it's not necessary for both partners to agree to end the marriage. And since California is a "no-fault" divorce state, you will not have to prove that your spouse did anything wrong when filing for divorce.
How Is Spousal Support Determined?
When a married couple decides to get divorced, the courts may determine that one spouse will be required to pay the other a certain amount of support money each month. Typically, judges will use a formula to calculate the amount of support based on a number of different factors. These factors may include:
- The length of the marriage or domestic partnership
- What each person needs based on the standard of living they had during the marriage
- What each person pays or can pay, including earning capacity, to maintain the standard of living they had during the marriage
- Whether having a job would make it too hard to take care of any children
- The age and health of both partners
- Whether one spouse helped the other get an education, training, career, or professional license
- Whether there were any incidents of domestic violence
- Whether one spouse's career was affected by unemployment or by taking care of children at home
- Any other factors the court deems relevant
Since many of these factors can be complex, it's important to have an experienced family law attorney on your side to ensure you're treated fairly and your rights are protected. Don't risk losing everything that's important to you by going through this process on your own. If you or someone you know is in need of an experienced divorce attorney, call Men's Family Law and put a strong advocate on your side today.