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What must I show to satisfy this section because there is NO

What must I show to satisfy this section because there is NO definition in MGJ 208 for MGL 208, Section 48. As used in sections 49 to 55, inclusive, the following words shall, unless the context requires otherwise, have the following meanings:l ''Length of the marriage'', the number of months from the date of service of a complaint or petition for divorce or separate support duly filed in a court of the commonwealth or another court with jurisdiction to terminate the marriage; provided, however, that the court may increase the length of the marriage if there is evidence that the parties' economic marital partnership began during their cohabitation period prior to the marriage."MGL 208, Section 49, c) The court may order alimony for an indefinite length of time for marriages for which the length of the marriage was longer than 20 yearsJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no I am preparing my case There is no definition of economic marital partnership in MGL 208-DivorceJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: was this MGL Section 48, "economic marital partnership' was meant to be interpreted by the letter of the law, then the MGL 208 would ' have1- It would have written a legal definition for economic marital partnership2-MGL 208 could easily have included required specific legal documentation such as signed leases or co-bank accounts for each year that was being contested as economic marital partnership. Example: MGL 208 could have stipulate that a lease be signed by both parties BUT IT DID NOTIs this what is meant by economic marital partnership.the spirit of the economic marital partnership is about two people in this case, a man and a woman who share a common bed, wake up in the morning and have breakfast together. Then both head out to their assigned obligations within this economic marital partnership whether that is one or both go to their job or maybe one is continuing their education and the other carries the work financial burden. At the end of the day they both return to the same address (their home) have dinner relax and go to sleep in the same bed and continue their routine the next day. They pay bills together from one bank account or various financial accounts including a piggy bank. There financial obligations are met as fluid and cooperative economical marital partnership

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Lucy, Esq.

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I was awarded alimony in gross, in the State of Alabama, as

I was awarded alimony in gross, in the State of Alabama, as a way of paying me for a buyout of a company in which he owns and I was a stockholder, can my ex spouse bankrupt out of it, if the final decree states that it is non dischargeable by bankruptcy? Also can he be released from it if I remarry or cohabitate?

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TJ, Esq.

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I have a question about "at-fault" divorce and the summed up

I have a question about "at-fault" divorce and the summed up details within WVJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WVJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: Nope.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am the husband, I am seeking divorce from my wife whom has committed adultery.

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NYFamilyLawyer

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State: My husband has been divorced from his previous wife

Washington State: My husband has been divorced from his previous wife for 2 years now. In that time, she has cohabitated and birthed a child with her current boyfriend, who has a job (she does not, despite promises to do so and the alimony supposedly being reduced by an imputed income about this time)In this time, my husband has paid alimony on top of child support, as ordered by the court.Recently, his financial status has changed to $0 income a month.That, combined with meretricious laws, can he have the alimony reduced?

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Regarding this snotty email from the opposing council's law

Hi again. Regarding this snotty email from the opposing council's law firm last week ....."On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Nikki Ebbers wrote:Mr. Richel,We once again ask that you reply to any comments you may have with respect to the agreement reflected in the Matrimonial Property Consent Judgment and the revised Parenting Consent Order which was revised to deal with your changes in circumstances. The Affidavit of Service is a minor procedural matter and can be dealt with when Mr. Kraus returns to the office. Mr. Kraus is away from the office for an undetermined length of time. An agreement was reached with respect to the division of matrimonial property and your lawyer has had the Matrimonial Property Consent Judgment since May. Your delay in finalizing the matter is inexcusable. If you intend to sign the Matrimonial Property Consent Judgment by yourself rather than with a lawyer, let us know and we will revise the Matrimonial Property Consent Judgment, so you can sign it for yourself and we shall also add a signature line for the lawyer for the bankruptcy trustee, both of whom have approved the Matrimonial Property Consent Judgment. We remind you that we are not your solicitors and shall not and cannot provide any legal advice to you. The advice you received form Ms. Hancheruk is something we cannot comment about as it is advice that she provided to you. And, in any event, your selected purported communications from Ms. Hancheruk deals only with minor procedural manners. We will not communicate with you again regarding the Affidavit of Service until Mr. Kraus returns to the office. Thank you, ***** ***** Assistant to Michael Kraus, Q.C. and Wendy Young"**As you have overlapping expertise with both divorce/custody and bankruptcy, can you please take your best guess as to why opposing council is working so hard to take all of my possessions that remain at my former residence, and get my name off the title of the house, prior to any cooperation with a parenting plan or custody agreement? My former wife is an accountant, and has been previously married (I was not), and it is safe to assume that their bullying is somehow related to money. Perhaps their efforts will open me up for future attacks of unwarranted spousal support (as I am unemployed now), or retroactive child custody payments? Opposing council stated many times during a so called "settlement" meeting in May (that came with NO results), that he does not advise going to court. Why??? I am only an engineer, but suspect I am completely naive about what happens (as in negative impact on me and/or future with my 4 boys) when the only leverage I have left (my name also on the title of a house I built), is removed with this aggressive property order initiative.

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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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My boyfriend and I have been together for 11 years. We have

My boyfriend and I have been together for 11 years. We have lived together for five. We have not held ourselves out as being married except that he sometimes tells people in the swingers lifestyle we are married to make them more comfortable. When I moved in five years ago I put all of my furniture in storage to see if things were going to work out. After 3 years of paying over $200 a month for the unit he agreed things were OK and I should just give the furniture away. For the most part it was my furniture except that he liked my bedroom furniture and dining room furniture better than his so we put his in storage and used mine. Eventually he decided it was OK to give his up so I could release the storage unit. We have shared most expenses except for when it comes to his home motgage he was very picky because he did not want me to have a claim on any of that. So here we are 11 years later his children are grown and he decides he just wants to be a single swingers lifestyle. My children were already grown when we got together. Although he is 10 years older than me his children are 10 years younger than mine because he is a physician and became a parent later in life. Two years ago my daughter tragically passed away and I keep my granddaughter every other weekend. This cramps his style despite the fact that I spent 11 years with him in the same situation. Either way our funds are not co mingled but I have a problem that I paid bills on the house I constantly told him was too big for my needs yet he needed to accommodate his children. I also have a problem with the fact that he thinks everything in this house belongs to him What recourse do I have? We live in Texas.

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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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