John Hyland Barrett III's answer If you were to file for a divorce, the court can enter orders for maintenance (alimony). However, that will take some time so you need to figure out a way to handle your immediate needs. Also, you should get a lawyer to help you if you file for a divorce.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer The judge can award the house to either party as part of the property division. The judge can also order the house sold and the proceeds divided accordingly. Your sister should get a lawyer to help her with the custody, child support, and property division issues.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer Since the house was owned in joint tenancy, your mother became the sole owner upon your father's death. Upon her death, it passes to her children if she did not have a will, and was not married. However, if she was married at the time of her death, it passes to her husband. Her "boyfriend" would have to establish that they had a common law marriage in order for him to be entitled to the house. That requires evidence that each of them considered themselves to be married. That can be contested in...
John Hyland Barrett III's answer You are required to make full financial disclosure to the court. The court is being asked to approve your settlement and make it a court order. That requires the court to make a finding that your agreement is fair and reasonable.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer If this is a divorce, you can enter into a written separation agreement. It will be binding if the judge finds it to be fair and reasonable. You should hire a lawyer for this to make sure it is done right.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer 14-6-101 is a criminal statute. charges can only be brought by the District Attorney, not you. It is rarely, if ever, actually used. you could file for a divorce and have the court enter orders for support. You should hire a lawyer to do this.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer It seems that maintenance in this case is modifiable. Maintenance is modifiable unless the parties have agreed to make it non-modifible. He can request a reduction or termination of the maintenance if there has been a change of circumstances which render the previous order unfair. Her increase in income may justify that. He should retain an attorney to review the case and advise him.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer The court can enter temporary orders for parenting time. Temporary orders are in place until the decree enters when they are replaced by the permanent orders. You should retain an attorney to help you with this.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer It means the child support enforcement office is becoming involved regarding child support. They will want to make sure the correct amount of child support is being ordered and paid.
Scott D. Goldman's answer Im not clear on all the facts here, but IF, a party dies BEFORE a Decree for Dissolution of Marriage is entered, then the Court (nor the arbiter) no longer has jurisdiction to make any further orders regarding the Dissolution of Marriage.
You will want an attorney to articulate case law to the arbiter regarding this issue, just to be sure, but that is only if the party died BEFORE the decree was entered.
Daniel B. Kelley's answer Not proper or appropriate. You need to contact an attorney to help you navigate this complicated and confusing process. There are many of my colleagues that will give you a free consultation. Give one of us a call today.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer The best way is for your wife to sign an acceptance of service stating that she has received the Summons and Petition. Otherwise, you have to serve her. Service of process in a foreign country can be extremely complicated. Even though it is uncontested, you should retain an attorney to assist you to make sure it is done correctly.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer I do not agree with what the police told you. Perhaps they thought he had lived there before. However, it seems they will not help you. You should file for a divorce so the court can enter orders re this property. You should retain an attorney to help you with this.
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