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Q: If you married somne who was illegal unknowingly and left 2 days after and haven't heard or seen them in 18 years a

Are you legally married if they aren't legal

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Dec 26, 2018

No one unknowingly gets married. If you were married, and the marriage was registered and/or lawful, then the state rules of law apply where the marriage took place.

All human beings are legal for marriage purposes unless they are blood related to you or already married to someone else....
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Q: Would divorcing wife now, but continuing to live with her, still allow for Medicaid long term care 6 years from now?

I have stage 2 Parkinson's and will require long term care in the future. I have a pension, social security income that totals 50,000 dollars, which will go towards partial long term care when needed. I will likely need another 50,000 dollars for long term care. The question I need answered is... Read more »

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on May 2, 2017

This sounds familiar -- have you asked this question before perhaps on a different legal advice website? The answer is the same. Your situation is FAR too complicated and fact specific to expect a good answer in this sort of forum. You need to consult with a local elder law / estate planning... Read more »

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Q: Can I divorce my wife, but then live with her for more than 5 years in order to protect assets from Medicaid look back?

I have stage 2 Parkinson's. My wife and I have discussed divorce as a means to protect our limited assets from being absorbed by my future long term care needs. Our thinking is divorce now and then hope I don't need any long term care for more than 5 years from now, at which point apply for... Read more »

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Apr 27, 2017

There are ways to separate your assets without divorce, and protections for a 'community spouse' that will not force her into penury because of your illness.

You need to speak to a qualified local elder planning attorney to determine what you should do. Divorce is usually NOT a good answer...
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Q: I am trying to get a divorce but I don't know where he is and I don't have a lot of money. Can anyone help?
Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Jan 20, 2017

Check out http://www.kansaslegalservices.org/, which allows you to apply for free legal services if you don't have enough money.

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Q: Can a person legally be servied divorce papers while in jail.
Timothy J. Pickens
Timothy J. Pickens answered on Apr 23, 2013

Yes, but the procedure for this is very specific.

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