Gaslighting, which involves manipulating someone into questioning their reality, can be particularly harmful to individuals with mental health conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar depression. While gaslighting in itself is not specifically outlawed, its effects could fall under broader legal...View More
If you deposited money into a joint account that properly belongs to you and your ex-husband withdrew that money, you likely have a claim for assumpsit (also sometimes called "money had and received") to get a judgment against your ex-husband for the money he withdrew.
I am attempting rollover my pension into an IRA and the QDRO has her listed as beneficiary for my half of the pension. I cannot proceed unless she signs a form acknowledging that I am moving assets. She has received her portion and now no longer responding to my calls or texts.
Ordinarily, a QDRO does not designate an employee's beneficiary. Because this is a very unusual situation, you probably should consult the attorney who handled your divorce case about why your QDRO names your ex-spouse as the beneficiary. The only thing I can think of that might explain why...View More
It depends upon the particular facts and circumstances. A key fact is whether the two brothers have legal custody of their sisters kids or have a pending action for custody of those kids. If so, federal housing discrimination laws may protect them from "familial status" discrimination.
Yes, it is illegal for a landlord to deny housing to two brothers who are applying to live with their sisters' children and are turned down because they are not a family. This is because the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination against applicants based on their familial status.
Yes, your husband may still need to pay child support for your 16-year-old child, even if they live and work independently outside the home. Child support in Texas generally continues until the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. However, there are...View More
In most circumstances, a parent can be required to pay child support until a child reaches eighteen years of age and thereafter until the child graduates from high school as long as the child remains enrolled in secondary school.
At age 17, if a child is financially independent, the child...View More
An inheritance received by one spouse is that spouse's separate property. So, in a divorce proceeding, whatever inheritance your ex-husband received should have been confirmed as his separate property. You would not have had any claim to it.
In dividing your community property, the...View More
I dated a woman briefly in 2010 according to the paperwork she has put her children in extreme danger, she has a 13 yr old son that she is claiming is mine we have never taken a paternity test and I have not heard for this woman in 13 yrs. The child is currently in custody with the state and they... View More
you cannot force your spouse to move out of the marital home unless you have a court order granting you exclusive use of the home. This typically occurs during a temporary order hearing in a divorce process. If you and your spouse cannot agree on living arrangements, the judge will make the...View More
File a motion for contempt of court. This is a legal proceeding that asks the court to hold your ex-spouse in contempt for violating the terms of your divorce decree. If the court finds your ex-spouse in contempt, it can order them to pay fines, jail time, or both.
Each and every divorce case is different depending on whether children are involved, what assets the spouses have, what debts they owe, whether spousal support is available, etc. In many instances, it also depends on the county, and sometimes the particular court, where your case is pending....View More
If the house was awarded to your ex-wife in your divorce decree, the house will only pass to you if she left it to you in a will executed after your divorce case. Otherwise, it will pass through the intestate laws to her children or her siblings, etc.
I have my child for Spring Break 2024 per my decree. My ex is now homeschooling my child. Could she decide to continue school through Spring Break and take away my child’s break so I don’t have possession?
If your child was not being homeschooled at the time your Final Decree was rendered, but is now being homeschooled, this could be a material and substantial change in the circumstances of the parties and could warrant a modification of the final decree. Especially if the possibility of him being...View More
Drug use. He is in prison. My papers say I have to live in Denton county Texas or surrounding area but if I move to another state wile he is in prison is this a kidnapping situation or a civil matter where he would have to get a lawyer and take me to court
If your current order states you must live in the county you are located in or contiguous counties and you move out of state you are in violation of the courts order. He would have to file an enforcement of the order but a court could make you return in order to keep custody of your child. It...View More
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If you believe your ex-wife fraudulently transferred property by forging your name on a quitclaim deed, you should consider taking legal action. Typically, you'd initiate this by filing a civil lawsuit to set aside or invalidate the fraudulent deed....View More
He filed for divorce as he been threatening me and abusing me mentally and financially, I reached out to the base to help me as I have a daughter and I can’t work without green card, first he wanted me to sign the proxy divorce I never sign, then I filed for child support after receiving child... View More
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. In circumstances involving abuse, you might be eligible to self-petition for a green card under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This allows victims of abuse by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse to seek legal status without relying on the...View More
I don't know where she is at if she us in America already she won't tell me or give me an address to send papers to her she continues to lie to me and I don't want this marriage anymore but how can I do thus if I can't find her
If you cannot locate your spouse, you might be able to proceed with a divorce by publication. This method involves publishing a notice in a local newspaper to inform your spouse of the divorce proceedings. Each state has its own requirements for...View More
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