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I am a 72 year old man. I have a 14 year-old son from a

I am a 72 year old man. I have a 14 year-old son from a non-marital cohabiting relationship that ended approximately nine years ago. My son's mother and I have had an informal shared custody arrangement over the years since we separated, one in which our son lived half the week with each of us. I retired six years ago and started to receive Social Security benefits at that time. My son also began to receive Social Security benefits at that time and I have been the payee, representing to Social Security that I have had primary physical custody. My son has been residing fulltime with his mother and stepfather over the past year but his mother and I continue to share child raising expenses, and his Social Security benefits have continued to come to me. I have not yet notified Social Security of the change in the informal custody arrangement as I had been hoping that we would be returning to the shared custody arrangement, but this does not seem probable at this time. I am uncertain as to how to proceed at this time. I would like to continue to receive my son's benefit and to act as his payee, and his mother is agreeable to this. What shall I do?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NJJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: ?JA: What confuses you?Customer: Are you responding to my question?JA: No. I'm the Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: Has anything been filed or reported regarding what?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Hello, I am about to change jobs that will help me just make ends meet without resorting to side freelance jobs, and my ex-wife is pressuring me to give her more money, or else she will have Child Support Services involved. I feel I am being taken advantage of and she is claiming I was not giving enough to begin with. I don't know how to respond and protect myself. I have had a hard time paying my bills on time for the past 2 years.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in California.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: About what in particular? And thank you for replying by the way.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have been the sole contributor to a joint account for our 2 kids, and my ex lives with another man, in what used to be my apartment too. I feel insulted that I already pay indirectly for this person as well to begin with. She claims he has nothing to do with it.

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My ex is trying to terminate my spousal support for

My ex is trying to terminate my spousal support for cohabitation. My boyfriend lives in another state, we do not share living expenses and we spend maybe 6 days per month together if that. does he have a case. My boyfriend also has 50% custody of his children. Also proving he does not live with me full timeJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: vaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My male friend moved into my home shortly before Christmas. The home and vehicle were purchase in my name PRIOR to us meeting and my finances are also in my name and PRIOR to our meeting. Are we considered common law married? How do I protect myself in this? We don't consider ourselves married, we've not introduced ourselves as husband and wife and correct those who assume such.

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I was divorced in Texas. My ex was the one who drafted the

I was divorced in Texas. My ex was the one who drafted the decree - he is a corporate compliance attorney and NOT a family law attorney. In the decree it states that spousal support shall end upon my remarrying. However, there is nothing in the decree with regard to "cohabitation". Is it standard to have a cohabitation clause in a Texas divorce decree? If so, since mine doesn't have one - does that mean he can't stop my spousal support payments if I'm living with someone? He only has another year and a half to pay me - but I would hate to lose that money simply for living with someone....JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I now reside in Florida - but the divorce was in TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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