I was told that a spouse could ONLY receive a maximum of 15% of the net income of the paying spouse. I was also told that Alabama courts do NOT consider the needs of the receiving spouse such as what are the monthly bills they will need to take, are they retired, and significantly younger than the... View More
My husband is wanting a divorce after finding messages of me confessing to a friend that i was in appropriately texting another man. It was never physical and only lasted a day or two before I put a stop to it because i felt terrible. The messages even say that. Will that hurt me in court?
He wants 50/50 custody. I don't agree that its safe for our 14 yr old son because he drinks and drives and hardly comes home. How do I make sure I have a good defense to him wanting 50/50 custody? We have a previous custody agreement from when our son was younger, before we tried to reconcile... View More
I had a consultation with the lawyer, and he filed my divorce. I tried reaching out to him many times after it was filed, requesting that he withdraw and file a motion to dismiss. I could never get a hold of this lawyer. I ended up filing the motion to dismiss myself. The judge is refusing to grant... View More
The scenario you presents does not make any sense. If you had an executed prenup it should have most certainly been introduced and been part of any divorce. There are some facts and circumstances missing from what you are saying. I would suggest you consult with an attorney (possibly the...View More
My ex was arrested in 2019 for a possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested again in 2020 in Ohio for a DUI, open container, wreckless driving, and 23 counts of possession of controlled substances. He was arrested again in Oklahoma in march 2023 for flight to avoid for the 2020 arrest.... View More
It is difficult to predict the exact outcome of your ex's legal situation, as the specific charges, his prior criminal history, and the circumstances of his arrests will all play a role in determining the severity of his punishment. However, based on the information you have provided, it is...View More
If you and your spouse have no children or assets, you can get a fast and cheap divorce in Alabama through a process called an uncontested divorce. This means that you and your spouse agree on all of the terms of the divorce, including the division of property, alimony, and child support.
It depends. You can always file for divorce and seek alimony and child support it really just depends on the details of your case whether or not you will actually get it. There are a lot of factors that go into determining these situations. You should absolutely seek a local family law attorney to...View More
In Alabama, the statute of limitations for defamation is generally two years from the date the statement was made. To begin the process, typically you would start by filing a complaint in the appropriate court.
In situations involving alimony across multiple states, complexities arise. Generally, the state where the divorce was finalized, in this case, Colorado, retains jurisdiction over alimony matters. If you've since moved to Alabama, the process might involve transferring or recognizing the...View More
Disguised as anxiety and depression, my wife has finally shown her true colors as a vulnerable narcissist, admitting that she threatened suicide and even asked me to help her commit suicide because she is a drama queen and just did it for attention. Claims her anxiety and depression prevents her... View More
**I am a New York Attorney - so my answer only applies to laws in New York.
New York is a "no fault" state. As such, absent "shocking the conscious" claims, maintenance is determined by parties' income and a percentage of length of marriage. In other words, most of...View More
The contractual right to receive rents will be marital property, which must be addressed specifically in the Divorce. Dealing with tenants, evictions, maintenance, and any other rental duty, must be expressed in clear terms as to who has authority and the duty. Also a potential term should be...View More
I got a divorce and the lawyer put my worng last name do he have to fix my divorce Decree put it say restored back to her marriage name case the lawyer said it do not matter won't on the divorce decree my last name still my marriage last name christopher he got my worng last name do my divorce... View More
Hello. Without more information, no, there is no "right" that anyone has to be present for their divorce hearing. So long as the Defendant was served properly, only the Plaintiff needs to be present to prosecute his/her case. Best of luck!
What would the legal ramifications be if a vehicle is repossessed after a divorce decree? In the decree, I was responsible for paying the loan (in my. name) for her 4-Runner. I've had job changes and am making less money now. I am currently 2 payments behind and not sure I will be able to... View More
Hello. Thank you for your question. Without knowing if you had a trial or reached settlement prior to trial, you may be subject to a Contempt action, modification of other provisions in the Agreement or Decree, and paying court costs/ her attorney fees.
Hello. If you sent him Discovery in your divorce, then you and your attorney in that matter would have received his answers so no need to ask his attorney to reproduce items you received. Best of luck in your next case.
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