No. A valid marriage in any country, including the United States, is a valid marriage anywhere. If he gets married in another country, he could be prosecuted in the United States for bigamy, and the overseas marriage would not be valid.
If she is on the deed, you can't change the locks because she is still an owner. However, if she was gone for 7 months and you have not heard from her or she moved out of the area, then arguably she abandoned the home. In which case, you likely would not face any consequences for changing the locks.
For now, you have the right to stay in the house and so does she. When you get divorced, the court will divide the house and all other marital property unless you and your wife come to an agreement on the division of the property. Because she is legally on the deed, you cannot change the locks....View More
Yes. They can review the docket online, and they can go the the courthouse to look at the court file, review whatever has been filed, and make copies. If you signed and filed a separation and property settlement agreement as part of the divorce, you should ask your lawyer to have that document...View More
the husband from nigeria i know he got denied his green card i know this he is lying about it we dont have kids together and we dont live together he does not do right and lies all the time i want a divorce asap
My husband of two years and partner of five year, with two kids in common under three years old has an addiction to alcohol and cocaine. I honestly don't want to continue with the relationship due to the mental distress is causing me and i dont want my kids to continue growing into an... View More
My brother and I lost our mother to cancer last year. I sold her property and we are waiting to split the proceeds once they come in. My brother has a bit of an intellectual disability and is easily taken advantage of. He met a woman not long after my mother passed away and now they are engaged... View More
All funds earned or acquired during a marriage are considered community property, with few exceptions. An inheritance may qualify as an exception. Your brother may need a Power of Attorney, a prenuptial agreement, and perhaps a conservator, depending on his mental abilities. More details are...View More
My s/o and his ex are divorcing and they have a custody/ vis. agreement for now. She has hired 7 legal aides to oversee her case. His ex will put the children in extra activities without his consent on his evenings and drop them off late. He will send one text asking where they are. Her team will... View More
Start with the lawyer who represented you and the Court Clerk where the divorce was filed. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client...View More
I have to say Yes. It is very customizable and recommended. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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