I asked two separate questions, an original question, and a reply question. I got one answer, but I got charged twice. Will I be getting an answer to my reply question?
Ok, that was extremely helpful. Now I'd like to take it a step farther. The day before the court date, I asked my lawyer if the court appearance would be routine, and nothing in the separation agreement would be changed (i.e. my ex-wife and I would split the cost of childcare). She answered "YES!" by email. Well, that's not what happened. Instead, my wife got awarded 10,000 per year for 16 years. Because my lawyer did not anticipate any problems (as she said in her email), she did not prepare for what happened in court, and I got screwed. Can I sue her for damages?
Hi, I'm back!
Given my divorce situation as above (10K) in child support per year, I pay no alimony), what happens in a few years if I get an inheritance? Will my ex-wife be able to claim part of it? If so, what part? Should I tell my parents to leave their money to someone else who can distribute it equitably once my child is emancipated? If so, who should they leave it to? A lawyer or accountant in trust?
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).