My husband, swiftly and unbeknownst to me, depleted all accounts, cancelled joint credit cards & took possession of joint assets then served me with a divorce action/automatic orders. He has stifled me financially and has since ceased all financial support for myself and our 18 year old... Read more »
Since the divorce has already started you can't file for support in family court. You should speak to an attorney about his making a motion for counsel fees to represent you as the court will grant your attorney fees to represent you if your husband had the means to make payment. At the same...Read more »
If a properly drafter QDRO is presented to a judge and there is no objection, the judge will sign it. As for the drafting of the QDRO, if the separation agreement is clear on how the retirement assets are to be divided then a QDRO can be drafted.
It is difficult to answer your question as you say you signed a "birth certificate." If it was a birth certificate then more facts are necessary. If however you signed an "acknowledgment of Paternity," then under the law you are the "father" of the child and will...Read more »
If you were served with a Judgment of Divorce that is signed by a Judge, then you are divorced. If you received any other papers then you are not divorced. Take the papers to an attorney and ask them to explain what it is you received.
Our child will be living with me in NYC since she’s enrolled in a NYC public school. Our child would spend all weekends with her mom outside of NYC. My spouse wants a 50% custody. My spouse is the lower earning parent. While our child will spend 65% of her time with me and 35% of her time with... Read more »
These are all questions that should be discussed with your attorney as you retained one. Beyond that, the only thing that can be said is that if the expenditures were frivolous you may be owed a credit in the divorce.
Our child was enrolled in a public highschool in the city I work/live but my spouse enrolled our child in her village (another county) during the pandemic. Our child wants to be re-enrolled in her previous highschool but my spouse is strongly opposed. We are running out of time since schools starts... Read more »
Ex-wife makes payments out of alimony as per divorce agreement. She needs to buy me out or sell the house in about3 years. When the house is sold we split the profits. Can I sell my half to someone else? We are both on the mortgage.
If you and your ex own the house as husband and wife then no. You would need to start a partition action. You could make an agreement with a third party for them to receive the proceeds, but your name is still on the deed and would need to sign the transfer documents. In a partition action you...Read more »
Likely the other side has not filed for default yet. You can still file an appearance without a problem if you hurry. Even if they file for default, the courts are reluctant to give defaults in divorce cases.
Once the divorce is granted overseas, she may not file for a divorce in the US. However, if the foreign court does not deal with custody or child support she can file in the US for those things. There may be additional things she can file for depending on the state in which she files.
Jurisdiction in NY is dependent on several factors such as how long you have lived in NY, whether tbe two of you lived in NY when he abandoned you, where were you married, etc. Speak to a lawyer to get more specific information.
My divorce agreement states I will provide dental care to my ex and the child. I have done so for 40 years, and also to her new husband, their daughter, and now her husband. Now she wants me to pay for her care since I am retired. The agreement only states I will provide dental care for her and the... Read more »
The answer depends on your agreement. Usually, there is a cut off time for most coverage. For children the cut off is usually the age of 21 or graduation from college. For a spouse, there is usually a time limit (i.e. 20 years, or retirement, etc.). You should review your agreement to see what...Read more »
Your question is best suited for the experienced divorce attorneys here. But your post remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to reach out to an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area, here is a link to the New York State Unified Court System's divorce resources:...Read more »
You can contact the local bar association for recommendations to reduced fee attorneys or a list of pro bono providers in your area. If there is an issue of custody or visitation, you can file and serve a summons and then file an RJI (request for judicial intervention) and ask the court to...Read more »
The court date the Judge gave is July 12. One of the emergency conditions was having my husband pay my legal fees. The others were Temporary Maintenance for me and my son. I am in a terrible position as a was never granted any form of financial relief or any other assistance from the old judge and... Read more »
It sounds as if a motion for pendete lite relief was filed. What that means is that you are asking for all of those things but they have not yet been granted. Unfortunately, the courts are still working on limited schedules due to the pandemic so you will have to wait until July to see what...Read more »
My wife has had 2 affairs she emotionally and verbally is abusive to my oldest child 13 makes threats to keep her from seeing me on visits when she don’t get what she wants, we have 2 kids she is trying to take from me she has anger issues and control issues we been married 21/2 years what should... Read more »
Home state refers to the last state where the children lived last for 6 months. As the children moved to FL in Feb. that is not the home state if they lived in PR for the previous 6 months. However, if neither of you live in PR then FL will be considered as the home state.
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