Asked in Family Law for California

Q: What can I do if my husband walked out on me and 2 kids for another woman he got pregnant?

My husband walked out on me and my two kids leaving me with no money as he was the financial provider. He has been living a double life in another state with a woman he got pregnant. They also were illegally married as he and I are still legally married to this day. So while he isn't financially supporting my children he is supporting her and their child. He also hasn't seen or hardly spoken to my children in 7 months. He is pretty well off and my children became accustomed to a certain lifestyle. Now they have nothing while their dad, new woman and child live a life of luxury. What are my rights and what can I do to get him to start providing for our children?

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Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
Answered
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can file for divorce and file a reqiest for order for temporary custody and child/spousal support orders while your matter is pending. You can also request orders that your ex pay for or contribute toward the cost of hiring an attorney.

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in California

A: You can file for divorce and ask for custody, alimony, property division, and child support. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Susan G. Cohen
Susan G. Cohen
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can file a Petition with the California Superior Court in the County where you live asking the court to provide orders for Child Support and Spousal Support. Do you want to have the court grant you a divorce? If the answer is yes you will want to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. If you are just seeking child and spousal support, you can file a Petition for Legal Separation, and ask for child support, spousal support, division of property and other kinds of relief the court can offer. You should try and find a lawyer who practices in the county where you live. You will need to provide that lawyer with your husband's current address. I do not know what county you live in at this time. My office is located in Sacramento and I accept case for Sacramento County, Yolo County, Solano County and the San Francisco Bay Area. You can contact me if you have any further questions. Susan G. Cohan.

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