No clue what to do first. Divorce decree from OCT states that I intend to file for bankruptcy. However, QDRO funds are WAY overdue due to negligence of ex, his lawyer,both…so it’s costing me money in lawyer fees every month chasing them down. I’m broke. Now I can’t afford to pay another... Read more »
This is not legal advice. However, there is case law that says retirement funds owed by the ex spouse through a divorce settlement is an non-exempt interest and property of the estate (meaning a bankruptcy trustee can take it to pay creditors). However, retirement accounts are exempt, and a QDRO...Read more »
I got a letter with my husband for a proceedings to dissolve your marriage from his attorney I don’t have one and I have no idea what it is and he is yelling for me to sign it not knowing what I’m signing
Your spouse wants to terminate your marriage. A dissolution of marriage is a way for the spouses to terminate their marriage if they agree on all the terms of property division, spousal support, child custody, etc. If the spouses cannot agree on everything, then it proceeds as a divorce. Use the...Read more »
There is no way to answer that without knowing all the facts of your situation. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review all the facts and advise you of your rights to martial property, finances, and spousal support.
Hi, I'm a stay at home mom to 4 kids including a breastfed infant. My husband works 12 hours a day and 3 days off, but is not present when home as he smokes weed outside for hours on end. Or he's asleep because of medical issues and can't be woken up. I have a support system and do... Read more »
You should talk privately with a divorce lawyer. Don't be afraid. From what you said, it is most likely that it is in the best interest of the children for them to be with you. A Guardian Ad Litem can be appointed who would probably say that the kids should not be with a pot head. He would...Read more »
Lying under oath is perjury. See Section 2921.11 of the Ohio Revised Code. (link below). It is a criminal offense and punishable as such. You can serve up to 3 years in prison if convicted. You probably want to get an attorney on board to defend you and represent your interests....Read more »
Courts do not appoint attorneys for divorce cases -- that's only for criminal cases. The spouses get their own attorneys and pay for them. It is not required to have an attorney for a divorce, but it is recommended. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to contact some local attorneys and select one to...Read more »
Check your local domestic relations court web site for the forms to file for a divorce. But it would be prudent to have an attorney represent you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney.
Yes. Desertion, which also may be referred to as abandonment, is a divorce ground in many states (including Ohio). When one spouse leaves for one year without the consent of the other, this is considered desertion. The length of time required for divorce may vary from state to state, but in Ohio it...Read more »
You should contact a family law lawyer in your area to discuss this and the entirety of the division of your property between you and your ex-----you need to know what's available to you and your options. Good luck.
Check your local domestic court web site for the forms to file for a dissolution if you and our spouse can both agree on the divorce. Some courts have volunteers to assist those without and attorney, or legal clinics to help. Also check with any local law schools for assistance. Use the Find a...Read more »
I HAVE INHERITED MONEY FROM MY MOTHER AND I HAVE THE ORIGINAL LETTER. MONEY IS IN AN IRA ACCOUNT AT FIDELITY. I HAVE SOLD STOCKS AND BOUGHT BETTER STOCKS. BUT ALL THE MONEY IS STILL THERE. MY WIFE'S NAME IS ON THE ACCOUNT BUT SHE WAS NEVER GIVEN THE PASSWORD. I CAN PROVE THE MONEY WAS GIVEN TO... Read more »
If her name is on the account, then it makes it more problematic for you. You'll have to prove it is all inherited and trace all the funds. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to review all the facts and advise you.
If the account was opened during the marriage, and the funds are not from an inheritance, then it could be considered marital funds, subject to 50-50 split. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to review all the facts and advise you.
This is a fresh divorce (2 weeks). We still live in the same house but hoping he is moving soon. There has been a long history of mental/emotional abuse. There was a first time ever confrontation between my mom (our full time sitter - 5 days/wk) and my husband regarding some verbal/emotional abuse... Read more »
My daughter confided in my that her other parent told her I’m the reason she can’t partake in cheer. The other parent said I wasn’t allowing her to participate in other activities last year before the pandemic and was unlikely to allow this in the future. I reassured my daughter that I want... Read more »
As a co-owner, he can invite anyone to be a guest, and another co-owner can't stop it. If you are in the middle of a divorce, you can file a motion with the court to ask for temporary occupancy for yourself. But the court might not agree to it. Talk to your attorney or use the Find a Lawyer...Read more »
That question is too complicated to be answered on-line. It depends on all the circumstances of a family's situation, such as number of kids, their ages, work schedules, family income, etc. A dissolution requires both spouses to agree on all aspects of the parenting plan, the division of...Read more »
I pay all the bills including rent, utilities, phone, internet, and car. We have 2 kids both under 2 years old. She is unemployed and has been unemployed for over 2 years her last 4 jobs she only worked at for about a month or 2 and that was over about a 2 year period.
If there is no written lease, then it is a month to month tenancy, and it can be terminated by landlord giving written 30 days notice, and then file an eviction. So he would likely evict you, not his daughter and grandkids. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney who can...Read more »
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