I have been verbally, emotionally, and physically abused by my spouse. In looking at a divorce I am wondering if I have to pay him alimony since I make a lot more than him and he is going to school. Also, would we have to split the house or could I get the house in the divorce? My pay pays for 90%... Read more »
You are both entitled to half the equity, but there is more than one way to settle a divorce depending on the assets. There are ways you can prove that he wouldn't be entitled to alimony or less alimony such as what you have described above.
We have been divorced for about 3 years. His girlfriend recently moved in with him. She has developed an unhealthy relationship with my 14 year old daughter - encourages her to lie to me and do things she isn't allowed to do, etc. She moved her kids to the same school my younger kids go to.... Read more »
You're the legal guardian so if you are concerned for their safety and well-being then you can make decisions on their part to protect them within the bounds of the law. The first step would be to talk to her or your ex and explain the situation or the teacher of the class and explain to them...Read more »
Divorced in Minnesota, 50/50 physical, joint legal. I moved to Utah. Kids stayed with dad. They are now 8 and 9. My son moved here a year ago and daughter a month ago. They were not stable in Minnesota as their dad is having issues. He agreed to me having them solely but will not pay child support.... Read more »
I think Minnesota might retain jurisdiction so long as somebody from the original divorce decree still lives there. In some cases, it may be possible to change that to Utah, but it could become complicated. It sounds like the only way to get him to pay support is to officially change custody and...Read more »
My ex-wife and I have agreed to follow Section 30-3-35 in regards to parent visitation. Now she is throwing a fit because I told her that first part of Christmas break includes all of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I have told her that exchange should take place on the day half way through... Read more »
New relationship. I would like to marry again. What do I do to finish this divorce up? He was very abusive I'm scared of him. I do not wanna make him sign again. We were only married 3 years no kids. Please help.
We have been together 7 years and have two kids together. I have tried to be civil with him but he keeps acting like a child. If I move out he will lose the house, but if he moves out I would be fine. He refuses to leave and I don't want to keep living with him.
It would be good to talk to an attorney about your situation. A lot can do with the language in the deed and who is in it, but there are also different legal aspects involved since you were never married to look at to see who gets what and how much.
My husbands divorce decree states he has his two boys 4 nights a month and that's what his child support is based on. For the past 5 yrs we have had them 13-15 nights per month. Can we get the child support changed to reflect having them about half the time?
It's good to get an attorney on board for a situation like this. If there is a change in circumstance the child support can be changed, but you would need to consult with an attorney to talk about the specific facts of your case and your options. There are a lot of moving parts changing...Read more »
I filed for legal seperation, it hasn't been signed yet. We have been apart for a year. He just got engaged to another woman and is trying to have another baby. We made a marital agreement 10 yrs ago when our last born child was boen, NOT to have anymore children, with his permission to my... Read more »
I assume you are asking if there is a way to stop him from having another child but you may be asking something else. First off my condolences on your situation and the passing of your daughter. Second, it would be almost an impossible legal battle to force your estranged husband to not have...Read more »
Whether you are entitled to anything depends on the circumstances surrounding your marriage. Generally, property is split as equally as is possible. Alimony is available in Utah depending on your standard of living during marriage, your ability to earn enough to live at that same standard of...Read more »
Yes the spouse can start the process in Mexico but to serve you properly will be a bit of a hassle and expensive due to needing a letter rogatory and having to translate the papers and follow the guidelines of the Hague Service Convention
This is a tricky questions that depends on the specific circumstances of your divorce. Generally, the decree of divorce is binding when it is signed and entered by a judge. However, in many cases, a judge will back date the effective date of the order to the date the petition was filed, or in the...Read more »
We've been divorced for 18 months and I didn't think of this originally so it's not in the divorce decree. He does pay the court ordered child support but refuses to help with the annual registration fees in public school. I have 2 kids in high school and 2 kids in elementary. The HS... Read more »
The divorce decree is what is controlling in these situations. If it is not included in the decree then you would need to petition to modify in order to get it added. If it is included you would need to file an order to show cause. There very well may be some language in the decree stating that...Read more »
I am not sure that I understand your question entirely, but without much more information here you go... In Utah we have two different types of District Courts, State and Federal District Courts. State District Courts have exclusive jurisdiction for divorce cases and so yes, divorce cases are on...Read more »
The Court can do this if they want, so yes you can be forced by the Court to have your case bifurcated, but that does not mean that you will not be able to weight in on the issue before the Court makes its decision. You are welcome to call my office to discuss the matter in further detail. However,...Read more »
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