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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and International Law for Texas on
Q: Hi, My spouse and I are Americans and Egyptians; if he divorced me in Egypt, what are my rights as Texas resident?

I’m 54 years old, married for 33 years, and unemployed ( I’m seeking a job); my husband and I are almost separated for 3 years. We do have a home in Sugar Land and joined banks accounts

( that he is controlling most of them, I don’t have online access except for one account). I’m... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jun 28, 2022

First and foremost: I know nothing about the law of Egypt except that it, too, is inherited from the British.

Go get yourself a lawyer tomorrow! Most lawyers will give you the first interview for free, and then try to work out a system of payment. You need to be the first to file and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Divorce for California on
Q: I am married to a USA Citizen while I am a Green Card applicant.My wife has left the family home in April 2022

I migrated to California from the UK in September 2019 and we lived together in her house.

We got engaged in February 2020

My wife who was a Permanent Resident in the USA was granted USA Citizenship in December 2020

We bought a second house in October 2020.

We were... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
answered on Jun 28, 2022

You've mixed a lot of legal issues here. Your immigration status isn't really relevant to your divorce questions. If you want a divorce, you should file for divorce. You can request spousal support and anything else you believe you are entitled to. Note that the length of the marriage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: If my wife retains a divorce attorney, do I need to retain one as well?
Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
answered on Jun 28, 2022

If she has an attorney and you don't you will likely be at a disadvantage. Don't risk it.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Utah on
Q: Am I entitled to a portion of my wife's house even though it's in her and her mom's name

It was purchased while we were together but not married yet

Paul Waldron
Paul Waldron
answered on Jun 28, 2022

As always, it depends. What was the arrangement between your wife and her mother in the purchase of the home, did your wife use premarital money to make payments towards the home (taxes, maintenance, mortgage, etc.) during the marriage, or did you have a premarital or postmarital agreement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New York on
Q: My husband abandoned me seven years ago. II believe he is remarried. What should my course of action be?

I do not know where he resides. We do not own property together or have children.

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on Jun 28, 2022

The asker must file for divorce. In the worst case, the asker may die, and her husband will inherit an intestate share of her property assuming the asker does not have a will. Even if the asker had a will, the husband could get his elective share of the asker's property. Saying there is no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New York on
Q: change of Venuer

I am disabled,live near acourthouse in the same NYS Unified Court system, different county, Dont drive 3hours of public transportation required NY subways mostly inaccesible

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on Jun 28, 2022

There is no question posed here. However, assuming the question has to do with how to change venue, the asker should retain counsel. The process involves filing a motion with the wrong court asking it to transfer the case to the correct court. Reasoning has to be "legal"; witnesses are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Q: Can I fire my attorney for my divorce case? This is in Ohio

We have pre-trial next week and trial next month

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Jun 27, 2022

Clients are free to fire their attorney at anytime and can do so in writing to inform of the decision and to request that no further work be done on the case. It is highly suggested that prior to doing this clients consult another attorney who can potentially take over the case since there might... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I’m in Louisiana, my husband bought a home before we were married, however, we’ve been married for 11 years.

Who leaves after a domestic argument and do I have any right to the home?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 27, 2022

Based on your post, you do not have any right to ownership of the home, however if community funds were you for the upkeep and payment (perhaps mortgage) of the house, then you ight be entitled to some reimbursement. Also, you might have an argument for staying in the house until you are divorced,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Texas on
Q: My husband file divorce. Since we miscommunication and more . We decided trying out marriage or couple counseling.

I didn't recive letter yet . Is his file can be hold or do I need hire lawyer? What do I need expect

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 26, 2022

He can put the divorce on hold, If you have not been served you do not need to worry.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can I file the divorce papers I had drawn up in Georgia in Ohio? Because my county will not serve out of the county.

My filing was rejected "Rejected because this needs to be filed in the state and county where the defendant lives. Will not serve outside of county."

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jun 26, 2022

No, you cannot file Georgia divorce papers in Ohio. Also, it is possible to file for divorce here even if your spouse does not live here. Contact an attorney for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Colorado on
Q: If there is a rental agreement would property have to be split in a divorce?

I purchased a piece of property before we were married. I know Colorado is a community property state. If I have a rental agreement with my husband would I have to split the appreciation of the property for the 3 years we have been married if we divorce? I pay all of the mortgage and property... Read more »

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
answered on Jun 24, 2022

Colorado is NOT a Community property state. Marital property is to be divided "equitably", which means "fairly', not necessarily "equally". The appreciation that occurs during the marriage is marital property. I do not think a rental agreement would make any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: 10yr GC holder. Applied 4 passport on 3yr marriage eligibility. Interview passed and oat ceremony soon. Saperated now!

Separation is not legal and against my will. What would be the consequences on the day of oat ceremony? Also, I have a 6 months old daughter for whom I am providing adequate support. I do not want to proceed with filing divorce yet. But the more I wait, I will lose my chances of primary custody.... Read more »

Roland Godfrey Ottley
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answered on Jun 24, 2022

In your situation, since you are soon to get sworn in as a US citizen, the fact that your wife has separated from you would not be of any consequence at this time. As long as you are still legally married, which it sounds like you are, you should be good to go for your naturalization. USCIS has... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: If me and someone own property together and the other person gets married, is their spouse entitled to any part of home?

We bought our home together and are both in the loan but we’re getting divorced but we decided to keep the property in both of our names anyway

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 23, 2022

The new spouse does not own any part of the house,

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: Hello, Where can I get a " certified copy of specific law on Divorce "? Thank you
Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
answered on Jun 23, 2022

What does that mean? Certified copy of the law? What are you trying to get?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Is 3yo MSA valid if divorce didn't go through? Time limit to sign new simple dissolution paperwork? I don't want divorce

My husband is bipolar and when he has a full blown manic episode, the first thing he wants is a divorce. This time he filed a week before being admitted for a 14 day mental hold through VA. I'm hoping to hold out until his mood stabilizes, but am concerned about time limits. Any help provided... Read more »

Adam Hill
Adam Hill
answered on Jun 22, 2022

Hello, generally it is possible to back out of a Marital Settlement Agreement if it is done before the judge approves it and enters a Final Judgment. Considering that three years have gone by since the document was drafted and the divorce has not been finalized, it is likely you could argue for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Hello. I had a child born out of wedlock in Georgia, and the hospital stated by law I had to give him my (mother) last

(continued) name. My husband at the time of birth was not present and lived in another state. Did the hospital legally have to provide paperwork to me (mother) to prove that my husband was not the father and so that the child can take the biological father’s last name?

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
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answered on Jun 22, 2022

If you were married, the child was not born out-of-wedlock, so the child is considered legitimate and the child of your husband. The hospital does not have to prove otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: How long do I have to hold my soon to be ex wifes stuff at my mom's house in michigan, she chose to leave and moved out

Been 3 weeks and she has been told multiple times

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Is the divorce finalized? If not, this issue needs to be addressed in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Can I receive advance payment of a divorce settlement prior to final judgment?

My soon to be ex-wife and I have agreed to a settlement payment but are awaiting final judgment from the Florida court. Is it possible (or unreasonable) to receive said settlement payment prior to the final judgment? And if so, what would be sufficient evidence of that advance payment to satisfy... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
answered on Jun 21, 2022

As long as the two of you are in agreement the payment can be exchanged anytime. Keep proof like any other payment (copy of a check, bank computer entry, etc.) I am assuming that the final judgment that you are waiting for says that the payment is a specific amount. Have the receiver sign something... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: How do I get a divorce when I live in Florida, and my spouse is incarcerated in an Oklahoma prison.

All 3 of our children are 18 and older. We have no property or any type of assets that need to be split. I have not had any contact with this man in 6-7 years and I just don't want to have anything else more to do with him. He has also cheated on me during our marriage and supposedly had 2... Read more »

Mr Eric Klein
Mr Eric Klein
answered on Jun 21, 2022

The only difference between this situation and others is that your husband is incarcerated. To get a divorce, file papers as you normally would and serve him with the papers. The service of process part is probably what you are concerned about. You simply file the papers here in Florida and hire a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Maryland on
Q: Im planning marriage. no children. I own houses and large bank accounts. she has zero. if divorce is this protected

i trust her after dating 12 years but I was planning on a prenup and she wont sign.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Property acquired before marriage is not subject to division as marital property in divorce, so long as you can prove the property pre-dated your marriage and was not in part paid for or contributed to with funds earned after you married, which would result in converting at least some portion of... Read more »

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