The law has a few protections for spouses. Your son could petition the divorce court
California Family Code Sec. 4300 states that spouses have a duty to support each other. This applies to both wives and husbands. Therefore, your son has a chance to receive an award for both temporary support while the divorce is pending, and longer term support following the divorce.
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