Spousal Rights

Both parents in a divorce, separation or even domestic violence matter have certain rights. For example, both parents have a right to be the custodial parent and to have reasonable visitation that cannot be denied unless the child’s safety, health or welfare are endangered. You have a right to a protective order in some circumstances. One spouse may have a right to support from the other based on certain factors including sacrificing a career or school to support the other spouse’s career or where there is a significant disparity in the parties’ income, assets, education and ability to earn. California is a community property state so a spouse is entitled to 50% of the couple’s marital property. These and other rights can be explained to you and put in the context of your own situation