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Curious... I have a friend who, in order to keep from

Curious... I have a friend who, in order to keep from lousing spousal support from her ex upon remarriage, has instead planned to go through a "commitment" ceremony with her current "fiance," and to then legally change her name to that of the fiance, but to not register a legal marriage. They'll be living as husband and wife with the same name, but specifically avoiding marriage so as not to lose spousal support from the ex.Is this actually a thing? That seems like a big loophole. I realize there are benefits from marriage she cannot get from the "fiance" without a legal marriage... and that a legal name change does not constitute a marriage, but this seems very sketchy to me.

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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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I live in Chicago, IL and my support order was issued in

I live in Chicago, IL and my support order was issued in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am now divorced from my wife. Yet I am still required to pay spousal support. I have asked several times to terminate the spousal support order and provided a copy of the divorce decree yet no action has been taken and I am still paying spousal support. The divorce decree was issued in 2015. What can I do to file the termination of the spousal support order now.

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My mom and have been together from 2001 till now. they lived

hi. my mom and frank have been together from 2001 till now. they lived together and even exchanged ring even say they are married but didn't get married, .. now inPa would that make it a common law marriage?

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I've had a girlfriend for 4 yrs. I'm about to purchase a

I've had a girlfriend for 4 yrs. I'm about to purchase a house with my saving, then I plan on taking out a mortgage to update the house. The house and mortgage will be solely in my name. If we split the mortgage payment and we later breakup is she entitled to half of the house? Also, we are TN residents.

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Proof of Service - I am going to take my Ex-Spouse back to

Proof of Service - I am going to take my Ex-Spouse back to court by filing a 511 letter first then filing a motion to modify ( Reduce Spousal Support) by proving continued cohabitation and a significant change in circumstance: Question - If Ex-Spouse will not or has not provided me or the court her current address, then, if I send a certified letter to her last know address with that be considered a valid proof of service? She has blocked me via e-mail and by cell phone due to let's say criminal behavior. Also if she does not reply what chances will I have to win by default?

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I receive child support and spousal support through a post

I receive child support and spousal support through a post nuptial agreement between myself and my (now separated but soon to be divorced) spouse. I'm planning to leave the family home (which I was awarded per the agreement) and move into a rental property. The rental property is owned by a man I am dating but he does not live there. We are not cohabitating and do not plan to even when I move into his second home which is located one hour away from his primary residence. Am I at risk of forfeiting my spousal support because I pay rent to my boyfriend to live at this separate home?

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My husband continues to insist that he cannot afford to pay

Hi again,My husband continues to insist that he cannot afford to pay for a second place. I told him I would leave and find a place with the kids and he has told me he will not allow me to leave with the kids. How can I do this legally? Again he is in the Coast Guard with orders to Washington, DC and we reside in Maryland. Thanks

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