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Im divorced 30 years, ex-husband is retired Col. Air Force.

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I'm divorced 30 years, ex-husband is retired Col. Air Force. We have two adult girls who are suffering todays economic problems and personal . Oldest daughters husband ran up bills,lien against home and walked out. Home was lost and daughter lost everything,house, cars, belongings. My current husband and I had sold our home, purchased a 5th wheel to travel instead came to Calif. to assist daughter and grandsons, ages 17 and 9, attorney fees, financial assistance and support for them has cost us our savings and we now live month to month.

My ex and I divorced in Maine although California residents, agreement was to divide all and $150.00 a month child support would increase with his pay. Enlisted to Leuitenant by divorce. I moved back home to Calif. with my girls, got a job Barclays Bank, Malibu, Calif. 1987 I retired from injuries caused at work, living on retirement and SSI, current husband retired L.A. Sheriffs County.

A court battle to prove my ex sold a house out from under me, division of property was not complete ad child support didnt increase with his pay is too expensive at this point but the question as to his responsibility to help the girls with medical, dental and the house he sold was supposrd to go to the girls.

Todays R.E. market has homes so cheap he could pay cash. My and current husbands debt ratio too high to obtain help for girls and our, some $60,000.00 in assistance left us savingsless. Isthere any legal recourse to force ex into helping girls with a home or rental and medical dental?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 6 years ago.
Good morning,

I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.

You could have petitioned the court for an upward modification of child support when your children were younger and you still received support for them. However, you can not go back and do it at this juncture.

Your daughter is a grown woman now and there is no legal method to force your ex to provide support of any kind for his adult daughter--I'm sorry.

I wish you and your family the best in your futures.

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