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My ex-wife and I got divorced in Massachusetts nearly three

Hello. My ex-wife and I got divorced in Massachusetts nearly three years ago. We have joint custody of two daughters, 16 and 19, but they live with my wife and I have them every other weekend. I live and work in NY, providing all of the money for both households, and my ex-wife and the girls live in the Boston area.We saw a mediator to reach a separation agreement. In it, we're meant to discuss expenses that go above and beyond what would normally be covered by child support. There is not much more specificity beyond that, which is causing problems. One such problem is the basis for my question to you here. One of my daughters, 16, is a serious pre-professional ballerina. Her ballet classes run 6 days a week, and her mother does the driving from the suburbs to Boston and back (35 minutes each way). While at ballet my daughter often gets lunch out, although my wife packs some snacks.Now my ex-wife is wanting me to share gas and food costs for my daughter's lunches and the gas to take her to and from ballet practices, asking for an additional $450 per month beyond alimony and child support. This seems unfair to me since my ex doesn't work, so this is really something she does while I'm out earning all of the money. On top of that, I would think that child support should certainly cover my daughter's lunches at the very least, whether inside the home or out.Also, since, I'm in NY, I have to drive every other weekend of the year from NY to Boston and back, paying for hotels and gas for my visits with my daughters. So I'm spending a lot each month to be with them and still earn enough to keep us all afloat. I wouldn't think of asking my ex to share these additional expenses, and don't understand why I should help pay for her gas, etc.So I'm looking for an opinion on what the fair thing to do is here. Is what she's asking for fair? It most certainly does not seem so to me, but I thought I'd reach out to get an independent opinion. Thank you.

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If I win my civil case (and get the alimony lowered) against

If I win my civil case (and get the alimony lowered) against my ex-wife and her pastor who made the claims that she had PTSD and it is proven in the civil case thru a subpeoned expert wittness like a state liscensed forensic phychatrist can I then press criminal charges? This pastor using his position and lies and intimidation basically took away my free will because I was afraid to go to court and loss everything. His false assessment of PTSD and the massive settlement he demanded caused me extreme hardship and I would think that would be grounds for criminal charges

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I am currently "separated" from my husband of 10 yrs. and by

Hello. I am currently "separated" from my husband of 10 yrs. and by "separated" meaning we still live in the same apartment but in separate rooms. He originally wanted a divorce and announced it on Nov 2015. It's been 7 months and nobody has filed and his main reason for it is because he cannot afford it. He makes $50k a year and we have two children together both under 18. I am currently on disability due to an illness that requires me to be on dialysis 3x a week. I also recently acquired a weekend part time job (2x a week). He has consulted with a lawyer back in November and was told for both our incomes, I only get $500 for child support for both kids and alimony. I want to now file for the divorce because my situation at home is not the best for me and my children emotionally. My husband has now spent at least $10k on himself (since the separation) and his parents are helping pay for the apartment. So basically, most his paycheck goes to himself and whatever purchases he makes for himself. I wanted to get advice on what steps I should do to move forward with the divorce. I am unable to work full time due to my illness and he wants me to work full time to support myself. I just want to know if alimony and child support for me and my children is in fact $500. Thank you and any info would be greatly appreciated!

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My divorce is final, and signed by the judge. If an online

Good morning.My divorce is final, and signed by the judge. If an online only relationship has come to light, are there any repercussions I need to be aware of? can that change the divorce decree?Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated

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I was divorced in Maryland 12 years ago. Neither my ex or I

I was divorced in Maryland 12 years ago. Neither my ex or I live there any longer. I want to file for a modification to the original decree but want to do so in Arizona where I live. Is this possible. She lives in Utah. Going east is a hard ship on both of us

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My spouse has filed. We were living together in Raleigh, NC,

My spouse has filed for divorce. We were living together in Raleigh, NC, where he currently resides and where the divorce has been filed. I currently live in my native home of Milwaukee, WI.As of now, I have received a Separation Agreement and Distribution of Property Agreement.He has an attorney; I do not as I cannot afford one. My husband has told me I am entitled to nothing except my own property due to the fact that I had an affair and the laws relating to that issue in the state of North Carolina. Is this true?I am wondering what options there are for me and if there are any free or low cost legal services available? Or perhaps any attorneys who will sit down for one session of legal advice at a reasonable rate?

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I'm married with two children, 18 & 16 yrs old. Soon to be

I'm married with two children, 18 & 16 yrs old. Soon to be 19 & 17. My wife has been lying to me about her whereabouts for several months and I'm pretty sure she's having an affair. I'll have concrete proof in about a month. My questions are all based on if I have proof she committed adultery.1. Can I legally get her to move out of the house? The house is in both our names.2. Will I have to pay any alimony?3. Can I sue?Thank you

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What is the common percentage of income typically is spousal

What is the common percentage of income typically is spousal support for a marriage of 28 years in the state of PA-husband makes 2/3 more than wife?

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My x-wife was getting social security disability along with

My x-wife was getting social security disability along with a provision for my child. With the divorce, does that amount get affected? I believe the judge was unsure of how compensation works when she was getting this.

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