my aunt whom has custody of me. I was looking into how I could get guardianship of myself so that we could move into our own home. I am also finished with school. I did not know if it would be a waste of time trying to get help. There are more details about the situation but I would rather explain... Read more »
You cannot get guardianship of yourself. You are a minor until you are 18, and until then, your aunt has custody. If you have not filed for child support, do that to make it an official court order, since the father could stop paying and disappear at any time, which is not uncommon for teenage...Read more »
Living with my parents have gotten harder and almost everyday they yell at me and show me that I am not welcomed at home. There is a lot more that they do but I won’t get into that. But I know if I asked to move out they wouldn’t allow it. If needed I will go through the emancipation process... Read more »
All of the animals paperwork is in my name, shots, tags, everything. When he agreed to take her, when I became homeless for a while ( 4 months ) . He wanted me to transfer all of paperwork into his name ( I refused ) now I cannot even get weekend visits, he states " she has just calmed down and I... Read more »
It isn't against the law. But if you file for divorce, then you can also file with the court asking for an order that he return a vehicle to you to use. The vehicles all are considered marital property, even if only in his name, so the court can decide how to divide them between you both during...Read more »
My significant other and I bought a home. He wants out, and will not be able to afford the house. He is asking for 1/2 the equity in a buy out, to sign off on a refi to get his name of of the mortgage. i have been told there are no laws citing splitting equity in non married couples. Is this true?... Read more »
There is no law for unmarried couples sharing equity, only married couples who divorce. Whoever of the unmarried couple is named on the deed -- is the owner. If the unmarried couple splits up, and there is no written contract between them directing what happens with the house and its equity, then...Read more »
I have been offered a short term teaching position out of the country and would like to have a legal agreement between my wife and I that would outline terms directly related to this situation (care of property, finances, limits of employment duration, ...)
An agreement would only be enforceable between spouses if entered by a court. You could file for legal separation, which would result in a written agreement for separating your finances, paying debts, providing support, employment, etc. The agreement would be approved by the domestic relations...Read more »
My wife of 22 years separated from me several months ago (not legally) and has indicated she wants to divorce but she still hasn't taken any legal action. She is currently covered by my employer's healthplan. She is a physician who typically has earned substantially more than I do (~1.5X-2X my... Read more »
She would have to consent to being removed from your health plan. If there is a divorce, then she could enroll separately under COBRA with your employer after the divorce is final, or find her own insurance elsewhere. Talk to your HR person. If you file for divorce, the health insurance will be...Read more »
I have been trying to get her to sign dissolution paperwork for years. I pay child support but I haven't been able to for a couple of months due to being unemployed. She has now told me which I have text evidence of that she will not sign the paperwork till I pay the child support. This sounds like... Read more »
We have never gone to court. We sat with a mediator and came to a parenting agreement where we agreed to share custody. This was filed with the clerk of courts .I am residential custodial parent . He has her 2 nights per week. We agreed to share custody.
If you and he have never been married, and if no court has granted him parental rights, or designated you the "residential custodial parent," then you are automatically the sole legal custodian and make all parenting decisions. Father has no parental rights unless and until a court grants him...Read more »
It depends on how the agreement or court order is written, and if there are any standard guidelines set by the court for determining parenting time or resolving disputes. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local a family law attorney who can review the documents and facts of the situation,...Read more »
My divorce was finalized on 1 october. There is a provision that if she cohabitates in such a manner as marriage spousal Support is terminated. My Ex has been living with her boyfriend since before our separation date. i have several forms of documentation to prove it.
My 14 month old daughter's father and I are no longer together. We were never married. May 5, her father was charged with domestic violence and assault against me. He is pending trial. Immediately after he kicked my daughter and I out of our home. During this time, I relapsed (recovering... Read more »
Yes, your situation is complicated -- much too complicated to work out on line. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can then meet with you to review all the facts of the situation with you and advise you of your options.
I had a dissolution of our marriage two and a half years ago. We have a three year old daughter. We have shared custody. I get her every other weekend. I pay child support and allow the mother to claim her on taxes every year. My problem is when we got divorced she upped and moved 2 and a half... Read more »
If that is what you agreed to in the dissolution and for her relocation, then you will have to try for a change. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to discuss the situation and your options for negotiating a change of the parenting schedule with your ex, or filing with...Read more »
An 18 year old can get married without parental permission. But the parent might not continue to provide health insurance, car insurance, or financial support to continue education beyond college if the parent thinks the marriage is a mistake and not well thought-out. An 18 year old is considered...Read more »
It could cause problems for you and for him if you leave before 18. Hang on for 30 more days. But consider that if you leave now or when 18, you might no longer have any health insurance, car insurance, or other support from your family. If your friend later kicks you out, then that could be...Read more »
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