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Can my ex-spousal decrease my alimony after I been received

Can my ex-spousal decrease my alimony after I been received for 28 years? In my divorce decree said that the alimony will stop when I remarry or my ex-spousal die.Thank you for your help.

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My ex husband has told me he no longer wishes to pay the

My ex husband has told me he no longer wishes to pay the lifetime alimony awarded in 1999 in our divorce. He tells me he had a background check done on me, and I had two boyfriends since our divorce, so my alimony claim would be thrown out anyway, he is offering me one year alimony for our agreement to go away. He told me all his assets are in his current wife's name, so he has no assets. Is he right ?

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originallawyer

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Please can you assist with my query - it has to do with

Please can you assist with my query - it has to do with family law and immigration law as well - not too sure, so I chose family law.My son, is from South Africa, and has been living and working in Miami, Florida for the past 3 years, and during that time he met...and married a woman, who is from Puerto Rico, but she is an American citizen.They got married approximately 18 months ago, and have just had their first child - the baby was born a week ago tomorrow.(He is in the process of obtaining his green card)On Sunday, when she was discharged from hospital with the baby - she informed my son, that her mom was taking her to stay, with the baby, at her ex-boyfriends house, seeing as her Dad who was visiting for the birth of the baby, was also staying there, and she also couldn't walk up the stairs to the apartment, her and my son stay in.She told my son that she would video call him, so he could see his son, while she was staying at her ex-boyfriends house - but to date that has not materialised.He has basically been told by her, that if he pressurises her at all, that she will take the baby and go back to Puerto Rico with her father.If and when my son can get to see the baby - then he isn't allowed in the house, she brings the baby to the car.She has also told my son, that if he puts any pressure on her, that she will have him deported and he will basically never see his son again.Logan (his son) is registered in my sons name.So my question is:- what legal rights does my son have with regards ***** ***** to his son?- can she have him deported, even though they are legally married, and he is the father of their child?- is what she did treated as dessertion?

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Ely

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I am married to a va retired, we breakup 24 hours. He is

Hi, I am married to a va retired, we breakup 24 hours. He is 100%disable our relationship was for 25 month 3 month married, a live with him for 5 month and my situation was bad because him a lost my job, my car broke down and he constantly abuse verbally of me I was there caring for him. But I was no his caregiver. He was hurting me mentally, one day he love me the next day he hate me. A this point I was kick out yesterday a 2 am with my 7 years old daughter (she is no his daughter) he claim us on his benefits, but and this 5 month I struggle paying my own bills because he don't help me the only think he did was get enough insurance and put my broken car and his insurance. Last. The 24 hour he remove me from his insurance. My position now is no job, no car paying and struggling with my bill and a broke car payment and mentally traumatized, and the way I am seeing things is going to happens is he is going to hurt me more. I just want to know what is my rights? Behave my phone number under he's plans and all the time went we fight he disconnected my phone, so I can't contact anyone. I am still having feeling for him my heart hurt but he a use and put me on the street with my daughter. At least I receiving unemployment no to much but I can pay my bill and my house struggling, that he tell me no to pay because he promises to help me before I moved to his house. And everything change went I was there.

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Lucy, Esq.

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My ex-husband is ready to retire in 1 year. He wants to

My ex-husband is ready to retire in 1 year. He wants to reduce alimony or better yet, stop payments. We were married 33 years and he has been paying alimony for 10 years. I have been living with a man for 7 years. My need for alimony still exists because his income cannot support us. I receive s.s. benefits. My poor health has prevented me from working. He has 401k retirement plan. He has been a pharmacist for almost 30 years. I am devastated because I can not support myself. I would appreciate any input you might have.

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I wanted to know if an adoption that took place can be

Hi,I wanted to know if an adoption that took place can be reversed or nullified by the adoptive step parent. I'm asking this question for my cousin who is currently in prison. He and his legally separated wife are currently going through a divorce. He adopted her daughter a few years ago at his wife's request since the biological father wasn't in her daughter's life.Things have gotten very nasty between my cousin, his wife and his current live in girlfriend. His wife is using her daughter to get my cousin into legal trouble and neither he or the daughter is benefitting any longer from the adoption. He is also paying child support for her, but never gets to see her.Recently, the biological father has been spending time with his daughter also. Can my cousin file a petition with the court to have the adoption reversed / vacated /nullified or to give up his parental rights?

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P. Simmons

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I was divorced in Pa and now I live in NJ, he is still in

I was divorced in Pa and now I live in NJ, he is still in PA. Do I need an attorney in PA to help me with alimony?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in NJ. He lives in PaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have ben divorced since 2003. Never had any child support or alimony legallyJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: For years he didn't help them a few years ago he started giving us some money now he just stopped I have 3 daughters 25,21 and 18. The youngest is just starting college

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I'm currently getting a divorce. I have a question about

I'm currently getting a divorce. I have a question about alimony. If the courts reward a length of alimony of say 20 years, but I retire in 12 years (I would be 65), how does that affect the alimony payment? My ex wife is 11 years my junior and is gainfully employed.Thanks!

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Gerald-Esquire

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I've been married since 1999 2 children 13/14 Husband was a

I've been married since 19992 children 13/14Husband was a 17 percent equity partner before the marriage now he is a 33 percent equity partnerValue about 1.3 millionMakes between 225 and 325 hundred grand a yearMany perksHe has 3 separate bank accounts that t in his name only - I haven't told him I knowI stayed home with my kids for three years and then went back to work. I'm a NYC teacher 18 years in 90 grand a year I make plus a pension I don't know if i can do it anymore - I'd like to quit but the money is too goodI may not have a choice because the system is writing up poor ratings for senior teachers2 years ago I was hospitalized with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. At 47 I had my first maniac episode I was advised to go in because I was delusional and maniac. What caused this was a real bad harassment episode at work and my husband - my internet accounts were broken intoMy husband allowed someone to have our Apple ID and they accessed my online notebook within the app. They read my private thoughts as well as my work notes Many work notes related to the harassment were erased Things would go missing in my house. I believe MMy husband hired someone as a PI He did many cruel things that led to my hospitalization but on record he will appear as the concerned husband and I the sick patientBefore the hospitalization he was real apologeticBought me a bunch of stuff and wrote some sort of affirmation that was filed with the court. It said I was entitled to half his assets - should he live in the marital residence with the kids he would pay me 25 percent of his salaryIn 2008 after he got us in trouble with the IRS he wrote me something similar about my entitlement to half of all his assetsMy son plays ice hockey 6 days a week my husband does all of that and has been manager of the team. They go away about two weekends a month It's really expensive but it's really good for my son My son has some high school prep schools who are interested in offering him a partial scholarship on a few years from now. I love my son but our relationship is distant as I never see himI take care of my daughter. She is in 9 th grade and is an excellent student and plays travel soccor. I take her to practices and tournaments but her schedule is half as full as my sonsMy husband does many chores around the houseHe takes care of the supermarket. We both do laundry and he makes breakfast for the kids in the morning. I take care of dinner for my daughter and if my son is home - which he is usually not - I'll take care of his dinner as well. We do eat out or order often We both take the kids to the doctorWhen the kids were younger I helped them with their homework moreI don't believe that I will get sole custodyTherefore it would be joint - am I entitled to any income from him should the marriage splitWill I have to pay for my sons prep school and my daughters should my husband get sole custodyCredit card bills- mine r high as he does not pay mine off the way he pays his off Should I be concerned about this ?the money he makes pays the billsThe money I make is saved or pays for extrasI have 100 grand in my savings ready to invest for usI put away 25 percent of my income in a retirement system- currently there is 300 grand in thereI have a pension / I know he gets halfThe jewelry I boughtSome artInheritance - my mom passed and left me some money- if I leave it separate will it be considered martial property?I have spent a significant amount of money on jewelry since we've been married - around 35 grand in 13 years I have bought it with te money I earned at work. He is aware - but after the factI know this jewelry is a marital assetAre there any other consequences for my behavior?He spends very we'll himself- of all our years together - paying a mortgage of 2300 a month on an income of at least 250 a year he had saved s total of 100 thousand dollars towards his retirement and his equity in his firmHe has many perks at work - season ranger tickets that he sells access to other thingsMy concern is how will my spending be viewed?all my money is his and accountableMy pensionMy 300 grand in retirementA portion of my stock that I had before we were married100 grand in my bank accountAnd all he had is 100 grand in retirement. He isent concerned about his future because he is counting on the equity in his firmFor spending how far back do they go? 3 years7 years?If I retire with a disability from the doe will he still be entitled to that pension? What other consequences may arise ?Is there a chance of maintenance ?I've paid our health insurance for years - his firm has not given him a credit. Can I collect on that and if so. How far back?Any chance of getting any equity in his firm?What is the best way to find a lawyer and what do I need to do now to prepare myself?

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