I'm Unemployed: What Will Happen in My Divorce?

If you’re unemployed, there’s a possibility that you’ve held off on your divorce, that you’ve stayed in an unhappy marriage because you’re financially dependent on your spouse. Perhaps you even feel vulnerable because without your spouse, you’d have no way to financially support yourself, let alone your children (where applicable). Although there’s a theory floating around that supported spouses are automatically guaranteed spousal support, that’s not based on reality. In all states, spousal support is optional and it is awarded strictly at the discretion of the judge. In California however, it may be easier to get support than in some states because here, we’re what’s called a “no-fault divorce state.” Meaning, couples can get divorced regardless of fault. With California’s no-fault divorce laws, dependent spouses are not denied spousal support because of marital misconduct,…

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