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What are my options? husband said marriage was only for green card, and he abused me, and left me: here's the basic story:
a week after marriage, my husband was with another woman. he said our marriage isn't real, he only wants a green card, and wants to be with her, not me. he repeated many times that the marriage is only paperwork and not real. he refused to kiss, cuddle, etc. he also became physically abusive. i couldnt live separately because of money. after a while, he moved out, leaving me to pay rent and bills by myself...which i havent been able. i have a temporary restraining order now for the violence and a hearing coming up. he just filed for divorce but i want an annulment based on fraud, or at least a proper amount of finances from the divorce after all the destruction he's caused. in california, it says that an annulment for fraud requires that the couple didnt continue living together after the fraud was discovered...do they ever make an exception if it's because i didn't have a financial option? also, is it better to divorce because then i can request spousal support? (he really screwed me over financially). we were on a lease together, and he left without paying. he also took the car that's in both our names. what are my options?

Asked 3 months ago in Divorce

Richard’s answer: If he has assets, immediately file a writ of attachment. You have rights both as a putative spouse and as a fraud victim. Sue him in civil court for fraud in addition to pursuing an annulment in family court. Be aggressive. Protect your rights.

Answered 3 months ago.


My wifes lawyer hasn't filed the jodgment yet and it's been a year , what can I do to get my divorce? : My wife had a lawyer for our divorce everything was signed by both of us but her lawyer hasn't filed the jodgment yet and it's been a year we filed for divorce in 2014 we didn't own anything and I agreed on the Alamony which I been paying now for 2 years.

Asked 3 months ago in Divorce

Richard’s answer: File a request for order to have the stipulation for judgment entered. Attach the signed document.

Answered 3 months ago.


Regarding Divorce.: I have been married for last ten years and we have one child from this marriage. I am planning to divorce my husband but i have question my job is not stable and as far as legal custody of child is concerned will i get child custody if job is not stable or it will it go to childs father?

Asked 3 months ago in Child Custody

Richard’s answer: Your financial situation could very well impact custody if it prevents you from adequately housing and caring for your child. Make sure your child has a safe place to sleep (not a sofa) is adequately nourished and is not forced to live with felons or addicts. If you can meet this threshold after spousal and child support are considered -- you should be fine.

Answered 3 months ago.