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My girlfriend has been living apart from her husband for the

my girlfriend has been living apart from her husband for the last 8 months. they are not divorced or legally separated but will start going to a mediator later this month. they coparent their 10 year old son. should her husband have been giving her maintenance support for the last 8 months and can she have it retro payed for that time.

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My wife is from the Philippines. We were married 19 years

My wife is from the Philippines. We were married 19 years ago and I have filed and served her with divorce papers. It has come to my attention that she is still legally married to a Philippino male whom she married as a teen. Was my marriage to her legal and is she entitled to spousal support from me?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am in CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I had a consult scheduled today in the Bay Area. I live 7 hours away through mountains and the only road is blocked by rock and mud slides so I am not able to get there.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: When she came to the United States she married another man before me and was legally divorced from him before me although she was still married in the philippines. She has had no job since we married and was in an accident with her former husband that left her on permanent disability even though she is able to work now.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I lost my job, due to downsizing. No, I have been paying

I lost my job, due to downsizing.JA: Have any papers been filed in family court?Customer: No, I have been paying monthly and I now I am starting my 5th month without any income and I can not continue down this path!JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: North CarolinaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: A very good answer

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LawTalk

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Me and my wife were having issues since we got married, WA,

hiJA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: Me and my wife were having issues since we got marriedJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: WAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: my wife is emotionally blackmailing me

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FamilyAnswer

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Do you answer questions regarding spousal support? I am the

Hi Pearl. Do you answer questions regarding spousal support? I am the paying spouse.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New MexicoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes the divorce is final and I am having issues with her regarding spousal support.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My main question is can a judge force me take a bonus?

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Maverick

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I am sending this on behalf of my daughter since I already

I am sending this on behalf of my daughter since I already had an acct setup. My daughter had been served divorce papers from her husband who lives in Florida and she has lived in Pa for the last 2.5 years. There are no assets to split up and no children involved. She had left him to move back up to Pa with us after she found out he was seeing another woman. She signed a release for him to buy a house in Florida as a sign of good faith as Florida makes the spouse sign off if they are not yet divorced. She requested for him to pay her for personal items that she had to leave behind since she flew home and he would not send them to her. She received a check for 3,000 dollars. He referred to this in an email to her as extortion which it was not! He is represented by an attorney and my daughter is not since it was to be a uncontested simple divorce. Everything was fine until it was determined that they both had to do financial statements for it to go before the court in Florida. She received his financial statement and found to hersurprise how much he was making and that she was suppose to see this financial report before even signing any initial papers. In lieu of his assets and how much he has made in the past two years she wanted to request alimony. He took her off his medical insurance soon after they separated which has caused her to be without medical insurance and she has had many medical issues and hospitalizations that we or she has had to pay for. Is it too late for her to request alimony? Can she still retain counsel? She had notified both her spouse and his attorney recently before she would do her financial statement for (which she literally has tons of debt and may need to declare bankruptcy) that she wanted to talk to a lawyer about all this. She then received a E-service from the Florida court today that a final hearing has been scheduled for May 1st in Florida? She literally has just started a new job 3 weeks ago and has struggled to get back on her feet. Can she contact the court to delay this hearing before as she is contacting attorneys right now??

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LegalGems

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Does alimony continue when one retires? The recipient is in

Does alimony continue when one retires?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The recipient is in NC. The divorce was also singed in NC. The devorced husband is The divorcd husband lives in SC.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The ex-husband is disabled.

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FamilyAnswer

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I have some questions about legal separation in the state of

I have some questions about legal separation in the state of Maryland, and what the specific guidelines are in this state.I have started some paperwork but I'm unclear on how to proceed.Separation, or file a divorce papers, and what is required in terms of physical separation for each of these.We have two children, my husband is not supportive of my decision, and I suspect may delay or be non-responsive to my decision.Thanks in advance for your advice-

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Michigan Wayne County Divorce question: An alimony divorce

Michigan Wayne County Divorce question: An alimony divorce settlement was reached. The Judge gave the defendant's attorney 7 days to send the judgement decree to the plaintiff (pro se) to sign. The 7 days has passed and the plaintiff has not received the judgement decree. What form(s) does the plaintiff fill out to continue the process from this point?

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