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Q: I have been separated from my ex for over 14 years we have no property no children together. He don't live here, what's
Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Mar 31, 2020

You can still likely file an uncontested divorce. So long as he is served with the complaint you can bring a witness with you to court to testify as to your reason for getting a divorce, and the court can enter a divorce decree.

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Q: I am going through a dissolution and I was told to bring a judgement entry form.

Do my ex and I fill it out and sign it or does the judge fill it out?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 31, 2020

You must prepare the form and take it to the hearing with you for the judge to sign. Check if the court web site has a form or call them.

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Q: My S/O got a divorce and His ex wife never changed her name to his. But the agreement has the married name, it is legal?

My boyfriend got a divorce 6 years ago but his ex never legally changed her last name to his but on the divorce agreement at the top it has her name being changed. If that wasnt her legal name does the document still have affect?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 28, 2020

It is valid. She is not required to change her name.

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Q: Does everyone have to file the income and expenses paperwork to file for dissolution?

Separated for a year, agree on everything including child support, everything has already been divided.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 25, 2020

Check court's web site for the forms that it requires. Typically, both spouses must submit the income and expense forms, which must be signed and notarized, even if everything has been agreed. That way, if a spouse hides an asset and fails to disclose it, there is a court record of it.

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Q: If girlfriend is not on the lease can I change the locks and only let her INSIDE when I am home
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 23, 2020

That could work. But she could call the police and sue you for wrongful eviction. Try to work it out without adverse consequences.

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Q: Wife left me and 2 children 10 years ago, We owned a home together. No contact with children since 2013 from her. We do

Not know where she is. How can I get my divorce. I do not know why it's showing Philadelphia. I am in Ohio. Issue on my end sorry.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 4, 2020

You can still get a divorce by filing it and then publishing a notice in the paper. There is a court process for doing that. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to assist you.

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Q: I have been divorced about 10 years and in the divorce settlement I have to pay my ex $700/month when I retire.

When we divorced I was a school teacher and he was a veterinarian trying to establish his private practice so I was making more $. Can I have the original divorce settlement reopened as his income is higher than mine?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 2, 2020

It depends on what your divorce decree and separation agreement say about that and whether those specify that the court retains jurisdiction to make changes. Contact the attorney who handled your divorce, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to review and advise you.

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Q: Do I still have to provide health insurance before a dissolution is final?

Going through a dissolution. My wife doesnt work and is trying to draw disability.

Do I have to provide health insurance until the dissolution is final?

Her attorney says that I do and that if not, I will be held solely responsible for all her medical bills.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 26, 2020

The court usually requires the parties to keep paying whatever bills they have been paying until the dissolution or divorce process is over. To complete a dissolution, both parties must agree to all the terms. If you stop paying, the dissolution could be converted to a divorce, and the court... Read more »

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Q: how can I find an affordable lawyer to help me file for divorce and request spousal support?

been married 24 years and living seperate since June 2019

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 26, 2020

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to locate local divorce attorneys and talk to them to find one to work with. Or call your local bar association. Many lawyers offer a free consultation. If you file for divorce, you can ask the court to order your spouse pay temporary spousal support during the divorce... Read more »

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Q: Can someone who is married and has the deed to a home in their name only sell the home?

My mother is married and is trying to get a divorce, but is having issues with Domestic violence, she is the only one on the deed and is wanting to sell the home so her husband will leave her alone can she sell the home ,her mother bought the house for her. She then made monthly payments until... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 20, 2020

She cannot convey the property without her husband signing the deed. So she must file for divorce. In the divorce, she can claim that her mother bought the home for her, and the home is her separate property. The court will then decide what happens with the house, and can order the husband to... Read more »

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Q: In ohio doing my own dissolution paperwork, do I need to fill out the forms for child support if we are not doing it?

The packet I got online says the child support forms need to be filled out but we are not asking for child support from each other.

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Feb 19, 2020

The answer is, most likely yes.

In a dissolution, the parties largely get to control the terms of the agreement. But, all domestic relations courts require that you disclose a wide variety of information and complete all of their required forms.

The court's website is your best...
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Q: Is it customary that a divorce dated in 2016 stating that spouse can’t’ cohabitate without losing spousal support.

Is that true and legal?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 4, 2020

That can be included in a divorce decree. It depends on the exact wording in the decree and any agreements incorporated into the decree.

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Q: How are courts handling cases that spousal support ordered in 2019 and the new IRS laws about support not deductible.

Is it customary that divorce, dissolution state that if spouse receiving spousal support end when the spouse receiving support remarry or cohabitate as a couple

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 4, 2020

The new law applies to support orders made in 2020. But you must check with your divorce attorney or your tax accountant to determine whether an earlier support order is affected.

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Q: Can an Ohio man file for divorce in Ohio when his wife has established residence in Kentucky?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 3, 2020

You can file in the county where you live in Ohio if you have lived in Ohio for 6 months and in the county for 90 days. The divorce complaint would be served on your spouse at her KY residence. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to assist you.

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Q: Hello I am getting a dissolution of my marriage. It is a no fault .There are no children and there will be no spousal su

Is it required by law to still fill out the affidavit of income and expenses since there is not going to be spousal support and there are no children

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Jan 30, 2020

The short answer is - Yes. Each court in Ohio has its own filing requirements to file a dissolution. All domestic relations courts in Ohio require an affidavit of income and expense be filed. While you may be agreeing to a dissolution with your spouse, technically a judge will still rule on it. The... Read more »

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Q: Ive been seperated for 11 years..our 14 year old dauggter has lived with him the last 4 years..she wants to come home

She wants to come home but shes afraid of her dad and his girlfriend

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 27, 2020

If you are still married, and there is no court order for custody, then she can live with either parent. But if she comes to live with you, her father can file for divorce and ask for custody. You can oppose that in court. The court might consider daughter's preference since she is 14, but the... Read more »

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Q: Been married almost 29 years and need a divorce. My husband is the sole financial provider. Will I be out on the street?

I haven't worked outside the home in over 20 years. I raised the kids and took care of them, husband and house. I am 49 so that's too old to start a career or make a living wage. My husband likes to say" go ahead and leave if you're not happy here" knowing I don't have a job. Is it true that I'm... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 21, 2020

Yes you have rights, and a divorce could require your spouse to pay you spousal support (alimony). With a long duration marriage like yours, spousal support would be very likely, although it might not be enough, so you might have to supplement that amount by working. The divorce would also divide... Read more »

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Q: I'm getting ready to mobe out of state still married do i need permission to take my daughter out of state
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 9, 2020

You don't need permission while you are married, but your spouse could immediately file for divorce and temporary custody, and the court could require you to return the child. Consult your attorney before moving.

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Q: I was married in 2004 but have not spoken to my spouse since 2005, I'm not sure how to get in contact with her.

I would like to file a divorce but don't know how to go about it without being in contact with her.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 7, 2020

You can still file for divorce. If you do not know the address or location of your spouse, notice of the divorce can be made in the local newspaper. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to represent you and provide the notice in the paper. The divorce would then proceed... Read more »

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Q: Husband changed the locks and refuses to allow me to enter, belongings have not been divided and two children involved

Do I legally have the right to enter and remain with my children?

Philip Allan Logan Esq
Philip Allan Logan Esq answered on Jan 6, 2020

Probably, unless there is a court protection order or he has been given exclusive occupancy by the courts. Are you going through a divorce, then discuss with your attorney. If you go there, take a policeman with you. Hire an attorney if you dont have one.

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