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Q: Husband refuses to pay student loans in divorce

During early years of the marriage I found my self unemployed. I went back to college, in doing so, I racked up a bunch of student loans some which are paid off some which are not, maybe like 20K. He does not want to share the burden as he stated they are "mine" however, with my annual... Read more »

Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on Mar 6, 2020

The issue is not if you were working but rather was the debt acquired during the marriage. You would need to obtain documentation to show when they were acquired.

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Q: I want to divorce my husband. Is it best to file for child support first.
Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on Mar 4, 2020

If you want to file for a divorce I would just do that and let child support be handled in the divorce.

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Q: Me and my exhusband divorced now he back in don’t pay anything except child support do i count him in household?

We have two girls one autistic i receive ssi for her

Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on Feb 22, 2020

I’m not completely sure I understand your question but if you are filling out a form and it asks for who resides in the home you want to be sure to answer it truthfully. I would suggest contacting and attorney though to ask your question so it can be answered fully because it could depend on what... Read more »

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Q: I'm filing for divorce. Do I have to mention my child that is not from my husband in divorce papers?

I'm filing for divorce. My husband is not a biological father of my child that was recently born. He knows that and already signed affidavit of non-paternity. He is willing to get divorce as much as I do. We don't have assets or debt to divide. The lawyer suggested not to mention the... Read more »

Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on Feb 22, 2020

If the child was born during the marriage the child should be included but there is specific language and forms to be done if the child is not your husbands and both of you do not want him to be the legal father. I would encourage you to use an attorney just because I have seen this fine wrong so... Read more »

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Q: I filed for divorce one week ago and want to file a motion to either postpone or cancel, am I then barred from filing..

Again? Or will I be able to file if things aren’t reconciled within a few months? I’m in Florida

Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on Feb 22, 2020

You can abate the case to give you two a chance or you can dismiss it. If you dismiss it you can always refile later.

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Q: Is it in my rights to give my unborn child hyphenated last name while going through a divorce

The divorce process started during the pregnancy. We filled all the paperwork out together and agreed on everything. We could not finalize the divorce due to the unborn child. Child has arrived and I decided to give the baby a hyphenated last name. I will be going back to one of my ex husbands... Read more »

Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on Feb 22, 2020

If the two of you do not agree on the child’s name he can try to contest it in the divorce if it is still pending.

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Q: My husband and I were recently arrested for DV. We were both issued no contact orders. As soon as he got out he threw

our 17 yr old daughter out and told her to live with me. Problem is only money. I lost my job in January. I am mentally a mess from the mental and emotional abuse I endured for 24 yrs but trying to find a job. My husband receives SSID and hid it for several months before moving out. He just went... Read more »

Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on May 5, 2017

I would suggest filing your own divorce and not wait for him to do it. It also doesn't sound like you have an uncontested divorce so I probably wouldn't wait for that either. If after you get it started, you two reach an agreement that is fine but I would still get it started.

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Q: What can be done when the attorney of the petitioner for divorce can't get a response from the other attorney?

My son has filed for divorce. His wife ignores all deadlines for response. Son's attorney can't get any response for any request from wife's attorney. What can be done?? They have no children together. He learned he was husband #5.

Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on May 4, 2017

There is plenty that can be done. An attorney doesn't need to sit back and do nothing. It depends on what answer they are waiting for as to what motion they would file though.

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