He won't give me his address. I want to do Service by Publication. For the Affidavit of Diligent Search, it states that I have to do a bunch of things, which I am not sure how to do in Nigeria. I spoke with someone there and they said it could take a lot of money because I would need to pay... Read more »
I am the creditor in a bankruptcy case. I was offered a settlement and declined and needed to change the "language" 3 times.a good back and forth. The amount settle on kept going down....each settlement. I told my lawyer that I do NOT agree with that. He reply back was "The amount is... Read more »
This is an issue that can be resolved in court if you file for divorce. Initially you each have an interest in the other's property. You can then each try to prove why you do or do not have an interest. For example, you can show that you refinanced and gave him $20K for the property that you...Read more »
I filed and served a petition for modification of alimony. My ex did not answer in 20 days so I filed a motion for default judgment. The clerk did not enter the default judgment. Instead I got an email from the JA requesting hearing dates on my exes motion to dismiss. Are there any circumstances... Read more »
What is required is that a responsive pleading be filed within 20 days. A motion to dismiss is a responsive pleading. A motion to dismiss a supplemental petition for modification of alimony would generally be based upon a lack of a substantial, unanticipated, change in circumstances. Examples...Read more »
Me. I told DCF that wife me and son were at her house. Not allowed. DCF don't believe me and took my visits due to injunction. I have gps location history that will match up with days foster mom brought son to wife. This will prove wife is lieng on injunction for retaliation because DCF... Read more »
While married I received a large inheritance. My husband borrowed money to buy a new car (27k) ( for himself) with the promise to return it. I found out later he not only took that but about 15k to pay off his motorcycle and another 50k in cash. We are in the beginning stages of divorce and he said... Read more »
If the inheritance was separate, non-marital money, you may have a claim for dissipation which is when someone uses money in a marriage for non-marital purposes or for a wrong reason. You really need an attorney to help you figure out if you can get the funds back. If you can't afford an...Read more »
Hello, I'm going through an amicable divorce. We share 2 pugs between ours homes and do one week on and one week off. I drew up a notorized document that outlines this just to have it on paper that we both signed. The other party brings in quite a few new people and has been taking the dogs to... Read more »
Dogs are considered property in the State of Florida. Therefore, it would be difficult for your ex to enforce the "custody agreement" you all made. You may want to discuss it with him and see if he'll agree to you having them full time. Otherwise, you may need to get help from...Read more »
There may be appellate attorneys willing to take the case on a contingency basis, but that is not very common. You will need to call around and see if any local attorney would take it on contingency or by requesting fees from him.
If he appeals, even if you don't respond, the appellate...Read more »
I left my husband 7/13/19 with my 18 month old son. Since then he has seen our son 8 times. The last time he saw him was 10 months ago. I can't afford a lawyer to get divorced right now.. I It's been 10mo.. if he (miraculously) asks to see him now.. does every law still apply as if he has... Read more »
Your husband is the legal father of your son. Without a court order, there is no losing his parental rights. If he showed up today to see him, he would have the right to do so. In order to minimize or take away any of his rights, you would have to file for the divorce and make enough allegations...Read more »
He handles all the financial aspects of the home and has all the information. our only child is 19th so custody is not an issue, however, he does resided with us. what are the considerations I must have before entering the process.
Your best course is to find a local family lawyer who will give you an inexpensive or free consultation. In the course of the divorce both parties are required to disclose all of the financial issues. You are not unique in having limited knowledge of the family finances. Your child will not be a...Read more »
Ex-spouse & I signed a mediation agreement early 2020, just before legally mandated lockdowns. in lieu of paying to court, ex agreed to pay equivalent amount of per guidelines child support by paying child's insurance coverage (pretax from paycheck) & day/aftercare. Shortly after... Read more »
You need to read your agreement carefully. He is not "off the hook." However, if the agreement says he pays the daycare directly and the daycare closed then he can argue that he does not have to pay. You may need to go back to court for clarification or enforcement. What he did or is...Read more »
MY WIFE WENT BACK TO GERMANY AND TOOK OUR SON. OUR SON WAS BORN IN GERMANY AND HAS DUAL CITIZENSHIP. MY WIFE IS A GERMAN CITIZEN. WE WERE MARRIED IN THE UNITED STATES AND HAVE BEEN MARRIED LESS THAN 7 YEARS. HOW DO I GET A DIVORCE? SHE IS TRYING TO SUE ME FROM GERMANY FOR SPOUSAL SUPPORT... Read more »
To get a divorce, you need an attorney here in Florida, who can consult with an attorney in Germany about the German laws. The German lawyer can better advise you about the law in Germany and which jurisdiction would more likely award an enforceable custody decree. It's a complex matter of...Read more »
My husband bought a house before our marriage. If we buy home appliances and remodel the house using credit cards under the name of both spouses, and then we pay off all debts with the income from the non-marital home, Do all the appliances and updates that we did in the house become marital... Read more »
This answer is a bit complicated, but worth investigating based on the roughly $285,000.00 in appreciation. Absent a written agreement to the contrary (Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreement), the improvements made to the home during the marriage are marital. If there was marital effort such a marital...Read more »
I had start of Christmas break until Christmas at noon and my ex had from Christmas at noon until end of break which gave him 2 weekends which is the benefit of having the second half of Christmas break, and i will get go enjoy that next year. After i had my half of Christmas break and he had his... Read more »
Usually this only happens if there is a provision in your Parenting Plan or Settlement Agreement which states that there will not be three weekends in a row. Typically, I do not include these in mine for the very reasons you cited, it throws off the entire schedule. Assuming this clause is not in...Read more »
Alimony is based on one party's financial need and the other party's ability to pay. It is not based on assets, marital or otherwise, unless they are income producing assets. If the court determines that all of your monthly expenses are justified then you should not be...Read more »
We have started talking about getting a divorce. I found out earlier in 2020 that he was having an affair. He has since changed his log in for his 401K account and withdrew money to go on a trip and she also went along. Then he just got terminated on Dec 27th and now has cashed out his 401k as well... Read more »
First suggestion is to get an experienced family law attorney to guide you through process. Family law rules are built around premise that full disclosure is a requirement. How that occurs are through various legal mechanisms beyond the scope of this general question and answer forum.
Me and my ex recently divorced. Papers haven’t been signed but judge ruled. We still have a joint account, which the stimulus was deposited into. My ex transferred the entire amount to his own account and left me with nothing.
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