What can I do if my husband refuses to divorce me?
State and local rules may vary, but generally, if your spouse failed to respond to your divorce petition within 30 days, you may file a request to enter a default along with a proposed judgment. It may also be allowed when a spouse can’t be located for service. The court will set a hearing date and ask that you appear.
What makes a spouse eligible for alimony?
In order to be awarded alimony, you must show that your spouse earns significantly more income than you, or that you stayed out of the workforce to take care of the home or children. If you earn more than your husband or your incomes are nearly equal, a judge won’t see any reason to provide you with alimony.
Can a spouse take everything in a divorce?
The unfortunate reality is that he/she may certainly try to take everything, or at least an unfair share. The rule is that the community property must be divided 50/50, according to \u201cno fault\u201d principles. Each spouse has a fiduciary duty to disclose all assets (and income, expenses and debts).
Will I be happier if I get divorced?
While some may be happier after a divorce, research indicates most adults that divorce have lower levels of happiness and more psychological distress compared to married individuals. Divorce can bring up new conflicts between couples that cause more tension than when they were married.
How do I survive divorce if I love him?
While time is the best healer, there are five concrete steps you can take that will facilitate the process:Cut off contact.Let go of the fantasy.Make peace with the past.Know it is OK to still love them.Love yourself more.