Hello! Since you have been separated for 13 years, how complicated your divorce would be would depend on whether you have minor children or assets and/or debts together. I cannot provide too much advice as I do not know your situation. It could be a very simple divorce and depending on the...View More
Hello! In Florida there is no required length of time a married couple has to be separated before divorcing. You can file your petition for dissolution of marriage even if you are still living together. Wishing you the best!
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...View More
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...View More
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.
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;...View More
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...View More
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... View More
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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