I am seeking legal help and representation regarding a divorce situation. The facts are:
1. My husband and I have been married for 10 years (been together for 12);
2. We were married in Barbados, but we have lived in the United States for the past 8 years: We are inhabitants of California. We have been separated for over 1 year;
3. He filed for divorce in Barbados, and I was served papers on August 9, 2013;
4. I discussed this matter with an attorney while in Barbados (July 29 – August 8). The attorney forcefully stated that I should file for a divorce in California.
5. My specific concerns are:
a. What, if anything, must been done to “counter” the Barbados filing?
b. What must I do to file for divorce with specific stipulations pertaining to:Child support
: We have an 11 year old; I also have an 18 year old (still in high school), who has lived with us since he was 7.Spousal support
: I am a full-time student, employed as a part-time student worker for minimum wage;
Pension: He drives a bus for Metro and is entitled to a pension;
Bank Account: He has several accounts that he has amassed since our married.
Insurance: I would like for me and the boys to remain recipients of his health and dental insurance.
c. What is the most “likely” cost for these actions?