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I'm sorry to hear about your problem. I'll answer each question separately.
1. It's probably not a good idea to wait. There is no telling what will happen to your finances during that time period. Remember, everything that you make during the marital relationship can be considered marital property. It's probably a better idea to get things moving quickly.
2. The Judge will consider all of the facts in the case. If she alleges that you abused her and she backs it up with evidence, the Judge will consider that when making the award. You won't have to "defend" any charges (this is not a criminal matter), but you may have to show the Judge that they are untrue.
3. If you are out of the country, she can get a divorce in your absence. This would basically mean that she would be granted what she wants in the divorce. That is why it is a much better reason to go ahead and file yourself if you are going to get a divorce.
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For the religious part of the marriage, there is this amount of money $5000.00 that is called Mehr. This money has to be given to the bride when divorcing. This document was signed by me according to laws in Pakistan, and not in USA, since the Islamic marriage took place in Pakistan. Do you think she will use that document to claim $5000 at the time of divorce?
Also , my earnings were shared with her in the form of cash and back transfers (I have a proof with me). After taking out living expenses, i dont have any money left in my accounts. I am just fearful that judge will award her basically some ridiculously large sum of money and i will be left with nothing.
I have no idea whether she will claim it or not. I'm not sure a Judge would uphold that type of contract in a US divorce.
In the monetary scenario that you described, I doubt the Judge will award you a large sum. Texas is a community property state, so everything should be split fairly.
I am not worried about me getting awarded. She is BROKE. I am worried about her getting awarded
I mistyped. I meant I doubt the Judge will order her a large sum, because you don't have a large sum to give. The Judge will split the assets 50/50 based on State law.
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