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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Massachusetts on
Q: My ex-wife has filed a registration of foreign decree. The court mandates a meeting at least a week before the pre-trial

I have filed for a court appointed attorney as I cannot afford one but still haven’t received anything from the court with regards to this matter. Who should summon this meeting? Would it be her or her lawyer as plaintiff? Should I as defendant send an email requesting the meeting to be... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: ADR and Court with NO provisional or communication from Legal Aid attorney

Please help me understand why ADR has been ordered by the court, when the respondent has current two year protective order and parenting time IS NOT even an option, not in the home for consistently almost 9 years, no shared property, no shared debts. The respondent has also been avoidant in giving... View More

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Q: I’ve been married for a year and since November 2022 I have been receiving a paycheck under my husbands company.

He now wants a divorce because he doesn’t agree with my biblical views. This will leave me unemployed and no income. Am I entitled to any alimony here?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can me and my children still get the green card if I divorce the primary applicant?

My family and I got here from Colombia, because my husband had a special individual visa. Our green card has been approved but it now needs to be reviewed (which can take at least 6 months). I just found out he’s cheating. If I divorce him now, can I still get the green card for me and my children?

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answered on May 21, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation. The impact of divorce on your and your children's green card eligibility will depend on the specific type of visa and green card process you're going through. Here is some general information, but please know that it's best to... View More

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Q: If my spouse commits adultery, what are my legal rights?
1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If my spouse commits adultery, what are my legal rights?
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answered on May 21, 2024

If you no longer want to be married, you can file for divorce. There can't be a more specific answer until you consult with an attorney who can review the assets, debts, property and income of the parties.

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Separate property vs community property?

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0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: My ex-husband and I both live in Alabama and he has sole custody of her children but our oldest daughter who is 16 years

February of this year. Because the day before her 16th birthday I picked her up from her father's house and had planned on taking her the following day to get her driver's license. Because he wouldn't be able to because he had too much going on. Well later on that day he asked me to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: I was divorced in Texas 13 years ago and now my ex wife wants to claim 1/2 of my truck. Both our names remain on title,

as we both went our separate ways over a decade ago. At no point in this time has she requested or laid claim. Only now that i’ve approached her, 13 years later, about removing her name from the title has she decided I owe her half the value of the vehicle. Do i owe her this even though it was... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 21, 2024

In depends on what your divorce decree states. A divorce decree should contain a specific provision awarding any motor vehicle that was part of the marital estate to one or both spouses. If no such provision is included in your decree, there is a substantial question why not. Typically, upon... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: Can my ex-husband demand continued payment for medical coverage for our adult children?

I want an attorney to confirm the following language regarding the medical coverage costs for my adult children. My divorce papers in 2014 stated the following: "Husband and Wife agree that the wife shall continue to provide the health insurance coverage for their minor children for as long as... View More

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answered on May 20, 2024

Based on the language you provided from your divorce papers, it appears that the agreement regarding health insurance coverage and medical expenses was specifically for your minor children. In California, child support and the obligation to provide health insurance coverage generally end when a... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: I think my spouse improperly served me FL 300 documents by serving them himself ?

I think my spouse improperly served me FL 320 documents. The day he filed them and mailed it out to me (proof of service signed by his girlfriend) he sent me the documents in image formats on the talking parents app. Basically he knows I have no lawyer and I don’t understand how to file or... View More

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answered on May 20, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems there may be some issues with how your spouse served you the FL-300 (Request for Order) and FL-335 (Proof of Service by Mail) documents under California law. Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Proper service: In California, the party filing...
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Q: If I am married 5 times and take my spouse name. Can I legally change my name back in all 5 cases or is it limited to 3

I have been married 3 times, and my current is my third. I am getting a divorce, and I was told I can't change my name back to my maiden name anymore. Is this true? Am I stuck with my 3rd husband's last name when we get a divorce?

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Gov & Administrative Law for South Carolina on
Q: What to do next?

He is on disability, has already paid a lawyer $5,500. It has been a full year of separation and the lawyer still hasn't filed. He has nothing left financially to give. He and his soon to be ex have a residence with $83,000 owed on a second mortgage. What should he do?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: Does cheating effect alimony?
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answered on May 20, 2024

In California, cheating (legally referred to as "adultery") does not directly affect alimony (also known as "spousal support"). California is a "no-fault" divorce state, meaning that the court does not consider marital misconduct, such as infidelity, when deciding... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: Is there a way to delay a hearing based on a mistake?

My divorce was finalized in January. The settlement stated I had to secure financing or list the house for sale by February 29 2024. I have been fighting with Chase trying to assume the loan. My ex's lawyer filed a motion to show just cause. I went to court in April and informed the judge I... View More

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on May 19, 2024

You were present. You know the date. Apply for financing at 3 banks.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: What is continual spousal support?
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answered on May 19, 2024

Under California law, continual spousal support, also known as permanent spousal support or alimony, is a form of financial support paid by one former spouse to the other following a divorce. The purpose of continual spousal support is to help the lower-earning spouse maintain a standard of living... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: Me and my girlfriend separated after being together for 9 years. We have to kids and she is refusing to let me see them.

We are not married. One kid is my biological kid and one is not. How do I try to get joint custody of them.

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answered on May 19, 2024

In California, unmarried fathers can seek custody and visitation rights for their children, whether biological or not. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Establish paternity: If you haven't already, establish paternity for your biological child through a voluntary declaration of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: Can I switch Jurisdiction to my County now, same State, at the time but now she moved out of State? (been a year)

Filed for visitation in my County but it got transferred to her County. During the process she moved out of State for no reason at all. I want my County to have Jurisdiction now. She has residence in the other state now.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 20, 2024

Jurisdiction and venue are established at the time a lawsuit is filed. The only way to make a change after a lawsuit has been filed is to dismiss the pending lawsuit and refile a new lawsuit in a court with jurisdiction and venue. In most "visitation" matters, the state and county with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Tax Law for California on
Q: If I withdrew money from my IRA account to help pay for a divorce. Will I be penalized?
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answered on May 19, 2024

In most cases, if you withdraw money from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) before you reach the age of 59½, you will likely face a 10% early withdrawal penalty in addition to the income taxes you will owe on the amount withdrawn.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. In...
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Q: I am looking for a ruthless person who can have a private investigator to follow drug addicted husband.

We have been together 21 years and his father is not doing well . I am trying to protect myself. When something happens to him.

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