Does a father have the right to deny divorce simply because the mother wants alimony and child support?

IN CALIFORNIA, DIVORCE IS NOT AN ISSUE REQUIRING "MUTUAL AGREEMENT." IF ONE PARTY WANTS A DIVORCE, SIMPLY FILE FOR IT, SERVE THE OTHER PARTY, FILE PROOF OF SERVICE. THIS FORCES THE "UNWILLING" PARTY TO "RESPOND" TO THE LAW SUIT FOR DIVORCE. IF NO RESPONSE IS FILED WITHIN 30 DAYS, A "DEFAULT JUDGMENT" CAN BE HAD. IF A RESPONSE IS INDEED FILED, THEN IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF GOING TO COURT AND "HASHING-OUT" THE DETAILS. NOTE: IF THE "UNWILLING" PARTY HAS A RETIREMENT ACCOUNT WHICH WAS ACCUMULATED DURING MARRIAGE, IT IS WISE TO CONSULT AN ATTORNEY TO LOCK THIS DOWN SO IT CANNOT BE "CASHED-OUT." NOTE: THIS IS JUST WHAT I KN0W FROM MY EXPERIENCE...NOT LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACTING AN ATTORNEY WHICH TAKES THESE TYPES OF CASES ON A "FLAT FEE" BASIS IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

Mom can get the divorce even if Dad doesn't her to. If Mom is given custody of the children, then Dad will have to pay child support. Rather or not he'll be required to pay alimony depends on many factors. He may, or may not, have to pay alimony. Check the laws of your state for more information.