What if I can’t support myself financially?

If you are facing a separation and can’t support yourself financially, you should take immediate steps to determine if you are eligible for child and/or spousal support and, if so, file with the court for it or get an enforceable agreement with your spouse for support.

Child and spousal support laws vary by jurisdiction (state and country) and it is best to consult an attorney in your area about what your rights to support may be.  Oftentimes, there is a need to take immediate legal action to ensure you can get support effective right away, even if you have to wait for a hearing (at which retroactive support may be ordered).

Do not delay in investigating your support rights or stay in mediation for months if no progress toward an enforceable support agreement is being made.

You also might be in the position of needing to get a job, whether it be because you need help supplementing your support to meet your monthly expenses or because it is a legal expectation.  The idea of returning to the workforce, particularly after a long absence from it, may feel daunting and overwhelming, but maybe also a little exciting.  I enjoy helping women identify their strengths, skills, desires, as well as opportunities available to re-enter the workforce and work in a capacity that feeds their soul.  It can be incredibly helpful to have support in breaking down these tasks and taking the big step of beginning a new career, returning to a new career after an absence, or studying toward obtaining new knowledge and employment qualifications.


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Lauren Fair Coaching

I have been a divorce attorney for the past 12 years, running a highly successful boutique family law firm in Southern California. In addition to being a legal expert on divorce, I went through my own devastating divorce and re-built a life I love. Wherever you are on your divorce journey, I have either been there myself or helped clients who have been there.
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Has your divorce been pending for what seems like forever?

You’re beyond ready to be done, but your soon-to-be ex is playing games and delaying the process.

Your friends are asking why your divorce isn’t done yet and you don’t really know how to explain it.

You never thought it would take this long and don’t understand why your lawyer can’t speed it along.

You’re starting to wonder if getting a new attorney might fix the problem.

Because having this process go on one more day seems unbearable.

There is so much uncertainty about your future because there are so many issues that STILL haven’t been resolved.

Moving on seems impossible with all of this still hanging over your head.

You’re unfocused and unproductive at work and at home, running the situation and all the unknowns in your mind

And if you get one more legal fee bill from your attorney with unexpected hourly charges for dealing with your ex’s attorney, you feel like you’re going to lose your shit.

You’re wondering …

When. Will. This. End.

And starting to question who to trust in this process and how much more of this you can take while maintaining some semblance of sanity.

If this is you, we should talk. 💗


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