Child custody and divorce and there is domestic violence involved on my husband against me. He has a very good attorney and I can't afford one. He refuses to pay child support and I don't have a vehicle to get to a job so I'm struggling. Also, he is trying to get domestic charge... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear of the problems you're having. You may be able to find assistance through this website: https://www.lsba.org/public/findlegalhelp/. I would also suggest contacting your local battered women's shelter and/or your parish's District Attorney's Office to...Read more »
No---because there may be issues/incidental matters involving the breakup of the marriage you do not have to live separate and apart before filing divorce, however, the time period required for living separate and apart for an uncontested divorce (180 days of living separate and apart if all...Read more »
You need to talk in depth with your realtor, your mortgage broker, and your title attorney. They are fully capable of getting you the outcome you desire. A family law attorney can help illustrate the possible outcomes.
As a short-and-dirty answer to this question: "I'm married...Read more »
We agreed on divorce & he filed petition. I recvd the Citation of petition today, it states I have to either comply with demand in petition or make an appear. by filing an answer or pleading. if I am not contesting how do I let them know? do I file some paper or call? or just not respond at all... Read more »
If you were properly served and do nothing, then the other side can go to Court and seek the relief it seeks in the Petition. If the Petition sought decisions/rulings of incidental matters and/or issues other a divorce, then you could be adversely affected. Thus, my recommendation to you is that...Read more »
Louisiana Civil Code 112 states...The sum awarded under this Article shall not exceed one-third of the obligor's net income. If I no longer have an income because of retirement and my Ex is aware there is no longer an income, am I required to file in court to stop spousal support or can we... Read more »
Inferring from your post, I assume you are talking about permanent spousal support? Regardless of whether it's permanent or temporary, I suspect that there is an Order in placing which details this obligation. That said, I highly recommend that you consult with a family law attorney to...Read more »
Not enough information is provided in your post for one to really provide you a quality response. It depends on what is the incorrect information and whether it is a typo or something which is intended to be misleading or something which is wrong. Also, depending on the incorrect information, one...Read more »
He lives in the home. We are both listed on the deed to the home but I am on the mortgage alone. If he files chapter 13 bankruptcy and includes the home, would this stop the upcoming sale and foreclosure? If Ch. 13 temporarily stops the sale, what are the steps he should then take to keep the... Read more »
When a Ch. 13 case is filed, there is both an immediate automatic stay prohibiting creditors to proceed against the debtor and/or his assets, and importantly, there is also an automatic "co-debtor stay" to prohibit creditor actions against other non-bankrupts who are jointly liable with...Read more »
Use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for divorce lawyers in your area----I would recommend that you contact and speak to at least 2 of them about the process, what to expect, and incidental matters (if any) and then select the lawyer with whom you are most comfortable. Good luck.
No one has told me what spouse wants. I might agree. We only own one small house. I just want to have the judge decide at this point but nothing happens. What can be done? I am not from Lousianna and I have never heard of finalizing a divorce first, befor property settlement. I got a appraisal on... Read more »
Refinanced home but did not put second husband on deed.. Husband helped with house payments but also filed insolvent one year on income taxes to avoid paying student loans back for his son prior to our marriage. Does this insolvent make me sole owner of my home. He now wants a divorce and says... Read more »
You really need to consult with a family law attorney to discuss the specifics of this. It's potentially straightforward but it's a detailed process to determine the answers to all of your questions. Good luck.
Asking for a friend. Divorced mom is unable to claim her children on her taxes or receive any type of child tax credit, although the children reside with her full time. The children’s dad has shown very little interest in the lives of his children since the divorce. He also refuses to settle any... Read more »
Call/contact the local and state bar association and see if they have contact information for lawyers in your area with whom she might be able to consult on a pro bono basis, or if they can provide the number for legal aid. At this point in time, it sounds like there are already judgments in place...Read more »
Based on your post, you do not have any right to ownership of the home, however if community funds were you for the upkeep and payment (perhaps mortgage) of the house, then you ight be entitled to some reimbursement. Also, you might have an argument for staying in the house until you are divorced,...Read more »
Do you have a written custody order? What does it say as to this situation or comparable situations? More specific information is needed to properly respond to this and if you do not already have an attorney, then I would recommend that you contact a few custody attorneys in your area to discuss...Read more »
I am going to be moving, hopefully in the next 30 days or so, and his things are still here after continued attempts to have him collect – I have multiple messages that are ignored, some that are saying he will come soon, some saying he doesn’t want any of it. I mentioned to him that at some... Read more »
Put all of his belongings in a storage unit in his name. Pay for one month of storage. Mail him the key and storage contract by certified mail and keep a copy. This should protect you from damages for wasting his property.
You should speak with an experienced Family Law attorney. You have to file a rule for contempt—this is typically done in the jurisdiction in which your original pleadings were filed. It’s pertinent to note that in order to prove contempt, there must be a willful violation of an existing court...Read more »
At a minimum, context is missing here but I am not sure if I understand your question. That said, unless one is not represented, or the Judge decides to ask a question, the attorney is the one who does ask the question. If the question calls for hearsay, then it is objectionable. If the witness...Read more »
First, I do not think it is a good idea to handle your community property piecemeal and second, I would recommend that you hire an attorney---or at least consult with a community property attorney-----to see what needs to be done to split up your community as well as answer your questions as to...Read more »
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