Stockton, CA asked in Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California

Q: Need emergency order to have ex start paying alimony. He moved out in April earns 100k. I have been a housewife 10yrs

He has a lawyer he is paying for. Need a lawyer who will take case on contingency. Desperate !! He is fighting child support backpay and alimony. I don't care about that just want divorce finalized. I have served his employer with QDRO (18 year marriage) I am entitled to Annuity (lump sum 50% of $31,000) and Pension benefits (monthly either now or at retirement age). Social Security (retirement) as well..

Court date for child support arrears is 12/13 due to sever anxiety and depression and my disabled son at home I cannot attend court date and need a lawyer to represent me. I originally filed divorce in 2009 and amended in 2011 but we reconciled in 2014 and I have been asking him to sign divorce papers since late 2015. We have not had a relationship since then and I have asked him to leave ever since. He left me and my 2 sons April 2018 out of the blue and left me with no money at all. He closed off all access to any money and has not paid any alimony. He has no financial obligations

2 Lawyer Answers

Dale S. Gribow

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: WRITE OUT A DETAILED SUMMARY FOR A LAWYER.

I DO NOT HANDLE FAMILY LAW.

MOST LAWYERS DO NOT TAKE CASES ON A CONTINGENCY BUT COURT MAY ORDER HIM TO PAY YOUR LEGAL FEES.

WHAT COURT IS IT IN? WHO IS DEFENSE LAWYER?............dale@dalegribowlaw.com

Tobie Brina Waxman

Answered
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I don't understand. How could you have already prepared and served a QDRO if your divorce case is still pending? If he has an attorney, you need one too. Don't make the mistake of not appearing at your own motion hearing. If you do not show up, the matter will be taken off calendar. I'd like to help you out, but it looks like this question was posted from Stockton, California, which a bit too far away from my offices here in Culver City. I recommend you do a more targeted search for an attorney, i.e. find a website (like AVVO) that allows you to look for an attorney in a specific location.

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