Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

How do I file for divorce and add alimony? I can't afford an…

How do I file...

How do I file for divorce and add alimony? I can't afford an attorney some gonna have to do it myself. I'm in Solano County

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

I'm sitting in family court right now but I haven't filed any papers I'm waiting on my turn

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?

My husband does it want to pay any alimony although he makes way more than I do and he wants me to her chess a brand new wardrobe for all 3 of our children. We do not own any property together or anything like fat. I don't have a retirement account but I believe he does. I work for myself and he is A standard employee

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
4/24/2018
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 14,189
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court
Verified

Hello! I am a CA licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. Because I want to provide you with the most accurate answer possible, do you mind if I take a moment to review your question?

Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 14,189
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court
Verified
Legal Eagle and 87 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
that's fine. Please excuse the typos.... I was multitasking.
Phone call session started

Calling now...

Ask Your Own Legal Question

Click here.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Legal Eagle Your Own Question
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 14,189
14,189 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court

Legal Eagle is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,658 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,843 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,266 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

301 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
My husband wants to file for divorce but is refusing to pay
Second opinion] Hi, my husband wants to file for divorce but is refusing to pay alimony. i would like to know what I'm entitled to.… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,843 satisfied customers
I reside in IL with my husband, he makes a lot less money
Hi, I reside in IL with my husband, he makes a lot less money than me. He makes annually 30k gross and I make about $85k gross. We have been married for 5 years … read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
4,541 satisfied customers
My active duty spouse has filed for divorce I need to know
My active duty spouse has filed for divorce I need to know my entitlements now and when he retires … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Separated from my husband but still living together because
separated from my husband but still living together because we can't afford 2 homes..i have filed for divorce but haven't served him yet..i have 2 boys 11/15..he hasn't paid the mortgage in over 6 mon… read more
DanLegal
DanLegal
Law Partner
Juris Doctor
646 satisfied customers
Mr. .... Thanks for your help earlier. Another piece of this
Hey Mr. Bradley.... Thanks for your help earlier. Another piece of this divorce.... negotiating alimony... 19 year marriage. no minor kids. Spouse did not work during the marriage.... was in various m… read more
Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley
JD
1,648 satisfied customers
is a second wife filing for divorce in california (married
is a second wife filing for divorce in california (married 15yrs) entitled to different allimony benefits, and retirements than the first wife?… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
I left my husband with a house paid in full. He now wants
I left my husband with a house paid in full. He now wants me to sign my name off the house so that he can sell it fast. I have already filed a petition for divorce in which I will give him the house f… read more
TJ, Esq.
TJ, Esq.
Juris Doctor (JD)
11,462 satisfied customers
Hi Socrateaser.....I emailed you about my situation a couple
Hi Socrateaser.....I emailed you about my situation a couple of days ago. Your words reassured me, however I have a few more things I need to seek advise. 1. In California, if I move in with someone -… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
Divorced 2000, awarded alimony. Stipulation and agreement filed,
Divorced 2000, awarded alimony. Stipulation and agreement filed, incorporated and merged in Judgment Nisi. Husband retired, was denied modification at trial 2009. He filed same complaint again. Does S… read more
Andrea, Esq.
Andrea, Esq.
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
10,512 satisfied customers
When my husband and I married in 1996, we signed a pre-nup
When my husband and I married in 1996, we signed a pre-nup stating we would not go after each other's retirement accounts. However, as an active Ironworker (he retired on a disability in 1992), the Ir… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,474 satisfied customers
i was married for 15 years in ca. divorced for since may 14th
i was married for 15 years in ca. divorced for since may 14th 2002 how long will alimony continue. i have child support for 2 children but they have reached legal age and that stopped.… read more
A.J.
A.J.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,796 satisfied customers
Hello, I am a resident of NC. I have been married for 7yrs
Hello, I am a resident of NC. I have been married for 7yrs and 2 months and my wife is asking for a divorce. I have initated counseling on two seperate occassions to try to fix my marriage, but my wif… read more
cfortunato
cfortunato
J.D.
7,967 satisfied customers
Hello, The father of my 13 month old gets standard visitation.
Hello, The father of my 13 month old gets standard visitation. Well it states on weds of each week during the school term he gets the child from 6 8pm but since this is a baby would this not apply to … read more
JPEsq
JPEsq
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
2,132 satisfied customers
I LIVE IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND. I HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO MY
I LIVE IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND. I HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO MY HUSBAND FOR 12 YEARS. THE LAST 4 YEARS OF THE MARRAIGE WAS FILLED WITH EMOTIONAL ABUSE!. BECAUSE OF HIS EMOTIONAL ABUSE HE RAN ME FROM MY HOM… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
in my divorce i was ordered to pay $1040 a mo. alimony ...
in my divorce i was ordered to pay $1040 a mo. alimony and $956 a mo. childsupport. As of August 5th this year the ex turned the kids over to me because she said she could not afford our 2 children an… read more
Walter
Walter
Just Answer Consultant
6,024 satisfied customers
my husband has to pay alimoney to his ex-wife.now he is ...
my husband has to pay alimoney to his ex-wife.now he is retired, has 28,00 per month for 3 people family incl. a growing 5 years old. now we want to drop off the payment to his ex legally. but he is w… read more
LegalEagle, LLC
LegalEagle, LLC
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
982 satisfied customers
where do I find pro bono lawyers or cheap ones to help my ...
where do I find pro bono lawyers or cheap ones to help my dad who is incarcerated get a certificate of appeal for the ninth district court and that could help him to find cases that are like his for h… read more
CALawyer
CALawyer
Attorney
Juris Doctor
1,622 satisfied customers
I was served a summons or complaint that originated ...
I was served a summons or complaint that originated from the napa county district attorney, A district attorney inestigator from solano county served me these summons "as a favor to Napa County? what … read more
LegalEagle, LLC
LegalEagle, LLC
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
982 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x