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Hi there, I'm looking for information on what facts I should include to support a request for order requiring my spouse to get a job. He is requesting spousal support but chooses not to work full time.
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: I'm in Marin County, California
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I have, but I'm putting together the forms myself. I'm mostly looking for examples of the type of language that is used in the supporting documents, but can't seem to find anything
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so. thank you!
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Family Law
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You cannot ask the Judge to order him to get a job - this is not something that can be done.

What CAN be done is that someone in your situation can make the argument to the Judge that he is underemployed on purpose and thus, that factor should be considered when the Judge decides on alimony. The Court will consider this when it is time to decide one alimony, and that factor can possibly be enough to have the Court minimize or deny alimony.

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