My question involves marriage law for the State of: California
When I married my husband 15 years ago, he said that he would financially support me in my position as a homemaker.
Everything was great and dandy up to around 2008. After that point, he started to restrict my spending and *claim* that he wasn't earning as much. Lately, in the last year or so, he has been saying that I need to get a job and help him out.
Forget that noise. He agreed to support me in the lifestyle I have - and he is going to.
From what I have read, I can force him to pay me alimony if I divorce. He's not so bad, so I will not divorce him unless he doesn't live up to his agreement. My getting a job is *not an option*. Real men pay for women and children.
My question: Is there a legal way to force him to live up to his obligation without divorce and an alimony order?
It's really getting bad. He cut off my monthly payment to my account, so I simply withdrew $40,000 from our joint account and am using that for shopping money. He's getting really pissy about that.
Other facts: No kids on our side, he is paying child support for one child from a previous relationship, he has (had) a major Web site business that pulled in lots of money, now it's not going so well - or so he says. Real men support their women, and he better get three jobs and pick up cans before he mouths off to me again about a job.