He said it would look bad if the money came from him. My daughter took the cash and deposited in her account. Then gave the boyfriend a check for the 5000 dollars . The daughter getting the divorce filled out the name of the attorney and gave this as a retainer. Because my other daughters name was... Read more »
This is a bit confusing, but legal fees in a divorce can be awarded by the court. If one side has money for a lawyer, the other side should be entitled to get a lawyer. May be best to have your daughter speak with her attorney about this and be clear where the money came from. Her attorney should...Read more »
I recently found out she was charged with a class 1 misdemeanor and he was charged with possession of marijuana 1 ounce to 1 pound . Her boyfriend has alot a criminal record he was arrest for possession of controlled substance, domestic battery and unlawful restraint to the mother of his child.... Read more »
"Pressing charges" usually refers to a criminal matter and that decision belongs to your County State's Attorney. Hard to tell what happened with the facts presented, but you may need to call the police if an unauthorized person took your child. If you have an attorney, please make sure that you...Read more »
If you are speaking with him, do you know where he works or hangs out? If so, a process server with experience might be able to find him and serve him, which will save you the hassle of service by publication.
Yes. An agreement is not really "final" until the judge approves of the agreement and signs it. Even if the parties agree on "everything," the judge has the authority to not enter the agreement in rare cases. Without knowing more, it is hard to tell. You should each have separate lawyers. Not sure...Read more »
We have 1 child together and he has another from a previous relationship. He pays $350/month to his ex plus half of all other expenses for that child but this IS NOT court ordered. They don't have any legal documentation of this arrangement as they were never married and never filed any legal... Read more »
You may have to pay maintenance, but maintenance is not guaranteed. In order to give a better answer, an attorney would need more facts. I suggest that you look for some local attorneys and consult with a few. Some may offer no cost consultations and others charge. Find someone that works best for...Read more »
If this happened recently and you believe that your spouse still has some of the money, you can ask the Court to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent your spouse from spending it. If the money is gone, then the Court will likely consider it when dividing the debts and assets that are...Read more »
My husband and will file a divorce, but he wants to have a spousal support. I do not have that income that I can afford what he wants. Thus, I think that we will have to go through the court process. I do not afford a lawyer. Is there any way that I can have the court without a lawyer?
Yes, you can go to court without a lawyer. You may want to look into limited scope representation, or try to seek out more information at a law library close to you. Very difficult to give a true answer without knowing more. A small investment with an attorney may help more than you realize. Best...Read more »
Ask using Interrogatories. If you believe that he has a safe deposit box at "XYZ Bank" a subpoena can be sent to the bank to confirm. You will need the court's permission to send a subpoena without an attorney.
Yes, most likely. They can have certain requirements. Send them a letter requesting a "sample QDRO" or ask if they can provide you with specifics as to why they rejected the previous one so that you can fix it. QDROs can be very tricky and often frustrating for even the most experienced lawyer.
Depends on your county. Some counties have help centers that are pretty good. You may find limited scope services to be valuable where you hire an attorney to assist with certain aspects of your case, but you would ultimately represent yourself.
Necessary? No. It is worth having a lawyer at least review the proposed final documents before you finalize it. Some lawyers offer "limited scope" services where you can pay for document review without full representation. It allows you to make sure you considered everything. Both parties should...Read more »
Short answer is yes and that anything is "possible." Usually people look at a settlement as a whole instead of each part. For example, if you got the house, maybe the spouse would get more of the retirement funds or cash. It would be best for you to speak with a local lawyer to learn more about...Read more »
I am a student in school and I need to know what the age limit is for me to represent myself in court in my parents divorce situation and they have been involved in the court for 5yrs about now and I have been thinking it would be nice to hear what is being said about me right there and then... Read more »
You cannot represent yourself in a divorce because the divorce is between two adults. You can have an attorney appointed to represent you and report to the court, which it sounds like you already have a GAL. A child's "preference" as to which parent that they wish to live with is one of many...Read more »
He will find out if his name is on the title whether it is sooner rather than later depends on a variety of things. The court can award you the property but getting his cooperation will make it easier to sell.
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