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Florida, no, I had a recent divorce completed (started

JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I had a recent divorce completed (started beginning 2015 and completed in Nov 2015) ... there was a judgement of $3000 a month alimony (spousal support... NOT child support) granted, based on my job when divorce was started of 110K. Unexpected I lost job in July 2015 but did not change pending divorce alimony settlement thinking I would get new work quickly.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: More info coming ... Floriday hold on

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I am hoping you can help me. I would like to know if I can

Hello! I am hoping you can help me. I would like to know if I can file a Police Report on a woman who drained $5,000 of my Military Benefits from an account. The woman is my long-ago Ex-Wife. (she and her family have been in and out of court/jail for numerous things.) We officially Divorced in PA in 2011 with NO children, NO shared property, NO alimony, NO strings attached, etcetc. and I moved far away out of state.In 2014 I finally received a claim compensation for injuries sustained during my time in Iraq from back in 2009-2010. They transferred the funds into an old direct-deposit account that had previously been linked to myself & the Ex during my deployment, that had just been sitting empty but never closed. They notified me that it was where the funds had been deposited once they realized that this wasn't my current bank account. I said that was fine, dug up the old information to log in and went to simply transfer them.Well, the Ex had also gotten a notification that funds had been deposited and immediately drained all of the funds from the account. Upon learning this, I contacted her immediately to get them back and she claimed that she “thought it was the money that she applied for from a Government loan”, she “didn't realize that wasn't her money" and she had already paid her Mortgage Debt with them. She said that she “is not going to steal my money” (I have all of these many messages from her stating all of this) and that she would pay it back once the actual loan came through that she thought it was in the first place. I have tried to be nice about it (although this is not someone who is trustworthy and “innocently” does things like this) and eventually she gave back $2,500.(proof that it was admittedly stolen in the first place)It has now been TWO years and she will not return calls/texts/emails, etc and no further money toward the outstanding $2,500 has been paid back. This is a lot of money to me and leaves me no choice. I have been advised that this is actually a Law Enforcement issue, not a Family Law issue since this was the equivalent of her coming and stealing my car or other property instead of it being some “Divorce” complication...but would like to ask a Lawyer to be sure before I call her local Police Precinct...? Is there anything the Veterans affairs people could also be helping me with since it was direct Army benefits that were supposed to be paid only to me? Thank you in advance for any and all advice!

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My husband collects SSD but has large amounts of money going

My husband collects SSD but has large amounts of money going into his account, which he hasn't reported. I just discovered this when I saw suspicious text messages on his phone relating to drug sales, so I started looking at his bank statements. I believe he is selling his prescription drugs on the street. I am leaving and want to get my own apartment. Can I do this even if he is on SSD? I saved all bank statements and copies of the suspious text messages . I might add, I have been paying all the bills, I had no idea. He has been hiding this from me.

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I'm legally separated my husband stopped my medical

I'm legally separated my husband stopped my medical insurance is that legalJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm legally separated from my husband he pays alimony but he has stopped my medical insurance is that legalJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not recently he is now taking me to court to modify support I have an appointment with a. Attorney next weekJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I was married for over 20 yrs

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I've been married since 4/12/1997 to Navy and now filing a

Hi - I've been married since 4/12/1997 to Navy and now filing a divorce. I wanted to find out if remarriage would end receiving my benefit as a former spouse...JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: I was married in Nevada but resided with him in CA for 20 yearsJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I am going through child custody and had paid him to file divorce papers for me.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: If it's better for me not to pursue for my portion of benefit as former spouse with his agreement he will not file for alimony in the present or future. I just got a job last year that pays a lot more.

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My question is, "Do I have to sign an authorization to

My question is, "Do I have to sign an authorization to unfreeze my ex husband's retirement account? Can I be held in contempt of court if I refuse to sign this form?" It is not directly part of any court order and seems to be my only insurance that I will see any settlement money. Here's the relative background information. Out of the default from my ex on the Stipulated Decree of Divorce to pay a $15k settlement, $10k of which was to be paid from his retirement account by 3/28/16 and another $5k by 4/28/16 arose a new Stipulation and order for $500 alimony for 24 months to replace the $10000 I never received. I did get $5000 on time. The new Stipukation and Order replaces the $10000 with an alimony agreement however my ex is already in default of the terms by being late on the first payment. It is due on or before the 1st and I got it on the 29th. He is claiming he " accidentally" wrote the wrong address and the payment was returned. I have an email from my ex to my former attorney basically stating that he is not going to pay me until I sign the authorization to unfreeze his retirement account. Why should I unfreeze it when the new stipulation clearly states that if he is more than 15 days late he is in default and I have my choice to enforce either the new agreement or the original decree where he has to pay the $10000 from his retirement plan. Please help. He is threatening to take me to court to make me sign the release form ( which is not part of any stipulation) and he wants to try to hold me in contempt for not relinquishing the hold on his retirement plan. The divorce stipulation does say we each retain 100% of our own retirement plans and savings "EXCEPT for the $15000 Payment noted on page 3, lines 17 through 24."

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I'm divorced and my Ex husband has not paid me alimony in 4

Hi, I'm divorced and my Ex husband has not paid me alimony in 4 month. He has financial issues and trying to raise money for his start up business. I am unable to pay my rent and I barely have money for food. He resides in our beautiful home in Mission Hills which is still in both our names. He rents it out on Airbnb to make the mortgage payment. Which I just found out he is behind three months. This is the second luxury home he resides in. There is nothing on the divorce agreement that says I can not also occupy the home if needed. We just finished a mortgage forbearance and can not sell the home until a year from now, not quite sure if it's two yrs. I rent a room with a friend at the moment and need to leave due to financial hardship. I also can't qualify for an apartment due to my bad credit. What are my legal rights?

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I recently submitted an application to lease an apartment.

I recently submitted an application to lease an apartment. Prior to applying I informed her that I was currently unemployed and the only income I have is my child support and alimony payments( which were not sufficient to qualify me for the lease) I told her I could use a cosigner if she allowed it, she agreed. I received an email from the owner with a fee list, application fee was $130 in total, $50 for me, $50 for my 19 year old daughter, and $30 for my cosigner. My daughters and my information were included on one application, which I gave to the owner. She told me she would need my cosigners application by days end to proceed with the process and she would call me if she didn't receive anything. The owner call me after 6pm and stated that she hadn't received the application. My cosigner called the owner the following day because she had a few questions and told the her she would send the completed application after she speaks to me. After speaking to me I told her we weren't going to move forward with the application because I didn't feel comfortable with the monthly rent and the lease terms. The owner had already stated that she couldn't move forward with the application without a cosigner because she couldnt qualify me alone because of my lack of income. I reached out to the owner and explained to her my reason for not sending my cosigners application and that I was no longer interested in the apartment. I asked for the application fee to be returned because she never received a complete application to submit on my behalf. She stated she does not owe me anything because she processed the information on myself and daughter. I know she didn't process anything because she never gave me the results of her findings or mentioned anything about processing our portion alone. She stated that she would try to get the $30 back for my cosigners application but she couldn't promise anything. Is she allowed to keep my application fee if she submitted my partial application knowing I couldn't be approved alone and the fact that she told me she couldn't move forward without my cosigners information. Wouldn't the burden of any fees incurred fall on the owner if she submitted an incomplete application on my behalf?

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Wife is mentally disabled gets 1500/mo She has about 20 k in

Wife is mentally disabled gets 1500/moShe has about 20 k in a 401 kShe takes 3 antidepressants also has narcolepsy takes amphetimine also has thyroid she was just taken off of abilifyAfter 22 yrs marriage she has decided to divorce meShe worked as an R N until she got fired about 5 yrs ago had a bad nervous breakdown I am and always have been her primary caregiverShe is healthy now still has her licenseAnd is able to work but does notI am 62 retired from ford mo coNow I am getting my pension and now social securityI have no 401kWe each have a vehicle that we owe onAnd a home in sun city approx value$93k which we oweSo she wants the home and furnitureAnd is going to try to get a loanAm I going to have to pay any type of supportThanksSteve

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