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Q: Does a lesser earning spouse pay alimony?

My spouse who earns double my income filed for alimony. Will I have to pay?

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Lynette Silon-Laguna answered on Aug 1, 2021

Hello! There has to be a need for alimony for one spouse and the ability to pay by the other spouse. It sounds like he would be the one who would likely pay you alimony, depending on the circumstances and whether alimony is an issue. We offer a free consultation to discuss your situation if you... Read more »

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Q: is my ex husband suppose to be "Hiding" a Fl. lottery winning after or during marriage disolution? In a JGWentworth.
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Lynette Silon-Laguna answered on Aug 1, 2021

Good day! It depends on when he winds the lottery. If you are married and he wins it he ethically should not hide it and if he wins it during marriage, it is marital. If you have filed for divorce, then normally it would not be marital. However, if you have just separated and not filed for... Read more »

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Q: Located on tampa, fl. I am going through a separation with my wife. Who should leave the house to have space, me or her?

My wife wants to separate and i need space from her. She says she wont be leaving the house we rent. She is never home and barely takes care of the kids. I want her to leave so I can focus on me and the kids. Who should leave the house since its technically rented and neither of us own the house.

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Lynette Silon-Laguna answered on May 2, 2021

Unfortunately, if you and your wife decide to separate, neither of you can be made to leave the house, even if it is rented. One of you must voluntarily leave. There is nothing legally you can do until the lease runs out. If you file for divorce, that is one of the issues which would be resolved;... Read more »

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Q: Does "the court reserves to all matters" mean I have to go back to court for my house after a divorce?

I got divorced 3 years ago.

The "final judgement" document that I have states, in relation to my house, that "the court reserves to all matters relating to the house equitable distribution, assets and debts

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Lynette Silon-Laguna answered on Mar 15, 2021

Hello! If the court reserves in a final judgment on an asset, alimony, or attorney fees, for example, that means that there has not been a decision made as to the outcome of the reserved matter and that it will or can be litigated or agreed upon in the future. You would have to motion the court... Read more »

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Q: Is there anything I can do re the following circumstance with my divorce?

Is there anything I can do re the following circumstance? For the last 10+ years my husband has worked overtime every week and as a result he has earned anywhere between $15-25 thousand dollars each year on top of his base salary. Now that I have started to fill out the divorce papers he has... Read more »

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Lynette Silon-Laguna answered on Mar 8, 2021

Hello! Simply put, the court will look at what he has earned in the past and whether he is intentionally not working additional hours to lower his income in expectation of divorce. Unfortunately, since we do not practice in West Palm Beach, we cannot help you with this. We do wish you the best!

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