Actress Tori Spelling would like to divorce Dean McDermott who is currently in rehab for cheating on her. However, her finances are too weak for her to take this extreme step. According to reports, she is the sole breadwinner in the family and if she files for divorce she would have to share custody of the children with McDermott and pay child and spousal support since they do not have a prenuptial agreement.
California is Wrong Again
When a sole breadwinner plans a divorce, they need to have a hard look at how the move will affect their finances. This is because if there is no prenuptial agreement, the earning spouse will have to pay spousal support and child support as well. If you are unclear about the way a divorce will affect your finances, you need to retain the services of a divorce lawyer who can go into the financial situation of your family and explain your financial obligations to your spouse.
This is one case where the politically correct and feminist divorce laws work against a wife. Well, this is the world California has created for itself.
Tori’s Father is Super Rich
Tori is not really broke when her father is a billionaire. Right?
While it is well known that divorce will affect both spouses financially, sometimes, the sole breadwinner of a family might find that it is financially prudent to stay married simply to avoid having to pay spousal support and deal with child custody issues. However, a divorce lawyer will be able to assess the entire situation and explain if you have a way of obtaining the divorce without having to pay spousal support as well.
Each state in the U.S. has different divorce laws and the way a divorce will affect your finances depends on the state you reside in. If you live in a no fault state, then the way the financial settlements are dealt with will not be affected by the cause of the divorce. However, in some other states, adultery committed by one spouse could be financially advantageous to the other.