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If my husband wants a divorce and I don't what are my

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If my husband wants...

If my husband wants a divorce and I don't what are my options?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

No steps have been taken

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No I am just no sure about my rights

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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California is a no fault divorce state.

That means that your husband will unfortunately be able to obtain a divorce, even if you do not wish to.

If you do not respond to his divorce request, or if you refuse to sign off on the divorce, he can still obtain a default judgment granting the divorce after 30 days.

If there are assets to be divided or other financial concerns, you may want to consider hiring a divorce lawyer to represent you, if your husband does move ahead with filing for the divorce.

If that does happen, you can contact the California State Bar for a referral to a divorce attorney in your area.

The phone number is:

866-44-CA-LAW(###) ###-####

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