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You need to file for divorce here and seek a fair division of community assets.This is not a fair offer here and you would be eligible here for spousal support of say $8-$9k a month for two and a half years as well.
This is no where near what you can get from the judge .No way you agree to all of this it isn't even close to what you deserve.Either you self represent or try to borrow funds and obtain a lawyer.A lawyer here m ay be able to get him to pay legal fees through the court.
California law defines community property as any asset acquired or income earned by a married person while living with his or her spouse. Separate property is defined as anything acquired by a spouse before the marriage, or during the marriage by gift, d evise or bequest. The law requires that the community estate be divided equally if there is no written agreement to the contrary. This means that from the total fair market value of the community assets, the joint obligations of the parties are subtracted, yielding the net community estate. Unless agreed otherwise, each spouse must receive ½ of the net community estate.
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To the extent that a married person accumulates an interest in a pension, retirement, profit sharing or other employee benefit plan during the marriage, it is community and subject to division in the Dissolution of Marriage. The law gives the judge the p ower to award a spouse his or her pension plan, based on its "present value," or to "reserve jurisdiction" to award each spouse a proportionate share of the benefits when they are paid.
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i have not contributed financially to the marriage
Doesn't matter it is all community income and any property that was purchased or obtained during the five years.
what would be fair for me to take offers from him
i have to consider he has 2 children that is soon going to university
A good lawyer here gets you say $8k a month in spousal support and then you stall ehre for awhile.
None of that matters here its all community property you get your half.Educating them comes out of his half not yours.
he seems to be rushing me out of the house
Honestly I think you need a lawyer you never know what he might have hidden here.
He might have been planning this awhile.
he wants the divorced
he wants me to get out of the house as soon as possible
and offers me 2 gran a month to live on, thats including my rent money
Don't be hasty in settling up here.A lawyer will get you spousal support going and look at all the income and finances here before dividing.Was the house his prior to marriage or not?
his house prior to marriage
in his own name
we have done alot of improvements on the house
and he has taken out line of credit to pay for the improvements
This isn't even close to what you are due here.He would have to try and evict you here.You get thirty days written notice and he has to then file forcible entry and detainer.A lawyer here might get you more time and compensation to leave.
And you might get offset for the improvements since they were community funds he spent.
he plays for the fact that he is now 64 and next year if i don't agree, i might have to ended supporting him
i don't know what he was talking
i don't want to give him headaches
i am not an angry person, i just want to take sensible offers
what would be in ur opion i would consider?
I mean you need to see all the books here --the bank accounts the tax returns etc. before you can decide what 50-50% is.He is trying to make a deal here without such disclosure.The ex here is not playing fair and these are empty threats.Really try for a lawyer here even if you have to use the account you have access to.It is worth it to you long term.Again until he lays it all on the table here or your lawyer can verify the assets who knows what is 50-50% or fair..And again spousal support of say $8-$9k is more like it based on his income.
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Honestly it sounds to me like he has another person lined up here and wants to try and lowbal you and get you out of the house so he can move this person in.
It also looks like he has been planning all of this awhile.
he can't kick me out of the house can he?
I wish you good luck here.Don't be in too big a hurry to move or settle.Consider a lawyer here to negotiate if he really wants to settle.
He could evict you here eventually.Thirty days written notice and filing eviction suit and serving you.
It would take awhile.
ok thats all i want to know thanks
is a year settlement fair?
Take it a step at a time.I do not see you being able to resolve this without a local divorce lawyer.Too much income , property, assets.The health and car insurance for a year thats fine but how about $8-$9k a year in spousal and a fiar division of assets after he shows you everything and a lawyer reviews it.
He's Offering you chump change here nothing close to what would be fair here under California law.
i live in orange county, u have anyone u can recommend?
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Good luck and keep fighting here.You deserve a fair division and spousal support.
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