I currently don't have any reason to use it. But if something DID come up, i would like to know ahead of time instead of figuring it out during an emergency. I know you can use it for 3 months maternity leave even as a guy. But what else can you use it for? Any sort of family crisis? Do you just call and say you are FMLA'ing or do you have to go through a process. What if it is a short term emergency like someone is in hospital or your house is damaged. Do you say you're using fmla there or do you just say "sorry i can't work today dealing with a family/emergency issue."