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My husband and I held a divorce mediation on Dec. 22. There

My husband and I held a divorce mediation on Dec. 22. There was a mediator and my husband had a lawyer. His lawyer said we had to sign the contract the following week, however it never sent it to us. Now he sent it on Feb. 16 to be signed by Feb. 22. He totally changed the terms we agreed to in mediation, leaving me with a lot less alimony and only in possession of our home for 36 months (we agreed I could possess the home until I decided to sell it). Can my husband change the terms we agreed to in mediation, especially after all this time has past?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia (don't you mean family law)JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Shouldn't the mediator have recorded what we agreed to in mediation? I have been trying to reach him.

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LegalGems

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Scenario 1) Does the NY law permit wife to go after

Scenario 1) Does the NY law permit wife to go after POST-Divorce filing and serving higher pay? If so, when does her right to my future income gains stop? I know that if my pay goes down then I have to request lowering of Main and C/S. But is wife entitled to all my future successes that she had no longer contributed to.Live in NY state. Wife filed for divorce in Dec 2015. And server me in April 2016. So we r in divorced court.We are still married and she is still pursuing divorce.At the time I was employed at job A for nearly $200K.yr.I negotiated a much better job B at 72% more, After serving, but before 1st court date for Pendente Lite (temp Spousal Maint and Child Support).But the scheduled start date for job B was after the 1st court date for Pendente Lite (temp Spousal Maint and Child Support).So, I was ordered to pay Spousal Maint and Child Support of nearly $7/mo based on my current job A because job B was not to start until the following week. Judge said that wife could request upward adjustment after job B start date.Payments started on May 1, 2016 and I have pay excellently.***Question 1) Does the NY law permit wife to go after POST-Divorce filing and serving higher pay? If so, when does her right to my future income gains stop? I know that if my pay goes down then I have to request lowering of Main and C/S. But is wife entitled to all my future successes that she had no longer contributed to.***Scenario 2) In mid November 2016, during Pendente Lite temp payments for Spousal Maint and C/S, I lost my job due to no misbehavior or negligence of my own and am now unemployed 3 months, due to corp acquisition of my job B. I have over 500+ job search contacts/interviews and aggressively searching daily but no job yet.If I start my own consulting firm as separate corporation, job C and once I get a client(s) and business revenue for my services, and my new business job C pays me as en employee a fixed salary.***Question 2) What will the wife's new Temp Maint and C/S calculations be based on, my new business job C's total income/revenue, or just my salary that my new business job C pays me?

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Lucy, Esq.

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My ex has not paid my alimony since June 2015. He was found

My ex has not paid my alimony since June 2015. He was found in contempt of court on July1,2016 and ordered to pay the year of alimony and to keep the alimony current until a settlement has been mediated or reached by the court. On August29, 2016 we met with the Judge Lee to see about the hold up with the written order and for opposing council to air their thoughts. Judge Lee promised to get right on it. Now it is February 16, 2017 and still nothing from the judge. What am I to do?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes and she has been in front of this same judge with unrelated business an has reminded her that we are still waiting for the orderJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Judge Lee is the wife of Senator Lee of Florida, he drafted a bill to end lifetime alimony, though it passed both houses in FL, the Governor vetoed it. I just feel I'm caught in a legal limbo, and perhaps there is a conflict of interest.

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I am middle of divorce in California. My husband is CEO of

I am middle of divorce in California. My husband is CEO of family business and his family member is a sole owner on the paper. He has a control of his salary and he cut his pay half right after divorce filed. I have been trying to prove what is going on to the judge while he claims that company is about to bankrupt. I recently found out that he opened 5 more locations and few locations more are opening soon. However he made a different corporation under family member's name(not my husband) in Delware and opened new locations under new corporation's name. Is there legal way to prove all locations are run basically same corporation and same family members? Does the CA judge have a right to order anything for the corp in different states?(all locations are in CA though)

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Lucy, Esq.

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I have a pending divorce. She walked out on me in September

I have a pending divorce. She walked out on me in September and she took everything she wanted. She never worked, I paid for everything she took. I gave her over $25,000.00 in cash while we were married for four years. I paid off all her credit cards when we married. She never contributed one penny to the household. I asked my attorney if it was okay to take a lady friend out to dinner and he told me that it was okay. Given that he told me it was okay, IF she decides otherwise, does that make a difference in court should she decide to go that route?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Texas. She served me with the divorce papers prohibiting me from "buying, selling, donating, etc.". Nothing in the divorce papers served does it prohibit me from seeing anyone, male or female.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, other than what I told you.

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Lucy, Esq.

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It will take a minute to write it, I have question for

it will take a minute to write itJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I have question for divorce law in texasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, I have mediation tomorrowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want to know if my husband was given the house we lived in but he said in a letter it was my house do, can I use this as leverage that I could maybe get half of it

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My husband and I want a low key, inexpensive and expeditious

My husband and I want a low key, inexpensive and expeditious divorce. He has volunteered to hire his own attorney (i.e. I am not represented by my husband's attorney), and have his attorney draw up a non contested divorce agreement including what my husband believes is a fair financial settlement for my signature. What is my risk if I do not hire my own attorney to evaluate if this is a fair settlement versus doing a more traditional court filing approach?

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Assuming I am entitled to $1,400 spousal support, how many

Assuming I am entitled to $1,400 spousal support, how many months or years am I entitled to it if I was married on 6/25/16 and the divorce filing is today (2/13/17)? It is OK to assume the court guidelines for your answer.

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My 25 year old nice left her verbally and emotionatly

my 25 year old nice left her verbally and emotionatly abusive husband and i seeking a divorce. She has their two children. She lives in WI and he in GA. He came to WI unexpectedly and wants to see the kids but alome wihtout supervision/ my niece is afraid. What can she legallu do to protect her kids.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: she is going there right nowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The couple are oriniganally form el Salvdor and are here pending asylum petition. The kids are visuallu affected by all this 2 and 3 year ols=d.

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