You will have a claim on the increase in value that occured during the marriage. That increase is marital property, subject to an equitable (meaning "fair", not necessarily "equal) distribution in the divorce. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
My ex husband filed a motion this week to modify medical decision making of our daughter. Our divorce decree states we must go to mediation prior to filing a motion but he and his attorney skipped this step. Could this be considered contempt?
I do not think contempt is the right response. You could file a response pointing out the failure to go to mediation. The court is likely to order mediation in any case. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
I am currently applying for Hungarian citizenship (my father was Hungarian), and the consulate wants a "Divorce Decree" or a "Certificate of No Appeal" instead of the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage. I am having difficulty in finding out whether these exist in Colorado or are... Read more »
I've been married for a year and eight months, I came to the United States under a fiance visa, then we got married here in Denver, my husband is American, I have a 13-year-old daughter, we both came to this country to start a family, my husband He said that he no longer wants me here and is... Read more »
This is not a simple answer but there is a lot of good information on this topic on the internet. Here is a reliable source: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/divorce-your-conditional-residence-status-how-file-divorce-waiver-with-form-i-751.html
His name is on house only, since I have been paying everything what chances do I have to retain the home. Can I recoupe costs associated with upgrades /house pymts taxes etc if he refuses to leave. Will equity be split if he is required to sell home if I cannot get financed for home on my own.... Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your situation. In divorce, you split marital equity. Title does not matter if the home was obtained during the marriage. if he had it before the marriage then you still have an interest in the appreciation of value during the marriage.
I am sorry to hear about your situation. The Court is limited in time so does not do a detailed comparison of a financial statement to other documents. If there is a discrepancy, it is the responsibility of the person alleging it to bring it to the Court's attention. It would be important to...Read more »
This depends on what the decree says, not just what you requested. IF the decree requires him to get you removed, it may be contempt IF he has the ability to do so. However, most lenders will not remove a co-signer unless the loan is refinanced.
I am filing for divorce after being separated from my ex for over a year. He has lived with his parents and on his own this past year. He currently lives on his own. I just learned that his employer dropped him down to 1 day a week and he only makes $12 an hour. I am concerned that he will go after... Read more »
You can argue that he is capable of working full time. He could respond as to why he is not working full time. It is always helpful to have an attorney with spousal maintenance because although there are maintenance guidelines, they are discretionary with the court. An attorney can make arguments...Read more »
The equity that existed in the house at the time of marriage is your separate property. However, any increase in that equity that occurred during the marriage is marital property, subject to an equitable distribution by the court. Equitable means fair, not necessarily equal. You should get a lawyer...Read more »
Technically everything you both own right now is still marital property so you each have an interest in that unless it was obtained before the marriage. You can ask for child support to start from the date of filing if you have children under age 19. You may also be eligible for spousal maintenance.
Recent legal fees being sought from final court proceedings where my GI Bill benefits were stolen by our 21 year old daughter by Mother's urgings so she could have her semester payment be considered in-state for tuition. Daughter was sub-peoned, but lives in OH and didn't show up to Zoom... Read more »
I know he went back to Michigan and I know the general area he probably is staying but I don't know for sure where in Michigan he is. He probably also won't sign the papers even if I can track him down to serve him. He said he wouldn't let me divorce him but does he really have a... Read more »
If you make diligent efforts to locate him and can not, then you can request to serve him by publication. The Court could grant a divorce that way, however would not have jurisdiction over financial support or out of state property.
I am sorry to hear about your situation. If your name is on the birth certificate or the child was born during a marriage with her, you are the presumed father. If you would like paternity testing, you can do that privately if you have doubts. As far as charges, it is not likely that you can file...Read more »
Child support is usually determined by the child support guidelines. These guidelines take into consideration the respective parenting time, each party's income, and certain expenses related to the child such as work related child care etc. Maintenance (spousal support) is determined by the...Read more »
You can file for divorce. If you do not know where he is in Mexico and can not serve him there, you can request service by publication. The Court would not be able to divide out of state property or order him to pay child support with service by publication though.
It depends on whether there is a current order and why she is trying to establish or change parenting time and whether she and you are both fit parents. There are a number of factors that a court considers in determining parenting time.
The divorce was final in October 2020, she walked out on the family in May 2020, he is the custodial parent. He was a stay at home dad and she left them with nothing. She gets to claim them on taxes per the court paperwork and will not give the kids any of the stimulus money. It doesn't seem... Read more »
You can file for a legal separation, however most people file for dissolution instead. If you want to have a trial separation, you can do that without court action however each of your interests in marital property will continue to accrue.
An initial status conference will be scheduled within 42 days after filing and generally the filing party has to establish service at that time. If service has not been accomplished in that time then the filing party will have to explain why it has not been accomplished and request an extension.
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