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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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In the state of Oklahoma can an unmarried mother of a 17

In the state of Oklahoma can an unmarried mother of a 17 month old baby relocate out of state if there is no custody agreement in placeJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Relocation has already been in affect for 1 month the child's father who never maintained and consistent visitation nor filed for custody and at one point said he was giving up his rights and moving out of state is now attempting to file for 50/50 saying the mother cannot leave the state (again relocation already happened) the mother even had told him she was moving prior to the move. Again there is no custody agreement in placeJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Mother moved from Oklahoma to Alabama

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Divorce, Sc, No, Yes there is other things,

DivorceJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ScJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Yes there is other thingsJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Apparently, since my husband's military orders were, DC we

Hi again,Apparently, since my husband's military orders were for Washington, DC we can file for divorce there even though we aren't residents. Can the separation requirement be met if we are living at the same address even though we no longer sleep in the same room? Also, if that is the case, what kind of proof is necessary that we are not sleeping in the same room? Thanks in advance!

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My sisters husband is controlling every aspect of her life,

my sisters husband is controlling every aspect of her life, he also confiscated her phone, he intercepts her debit cards when she orders them, she started air b and b to make SOME money, he transfers all of it into his own account. She has consented to NONE of this, and she has to borrow money from him. Then he won't let her buy basic things for health and stuff because she 'owes' him. So now she has no $ to care for her 2 year old( whom he spends ZERO time with), let alone herself. What can be done?

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After a 10 month, never-consumated engagement, the

After a 10 month, never-consumated engagement, the engagement was broken off. Prior to the engagement the man made verbal promise to ensure woman's financial safety should they break up. She sold her house in Canada and moved to live with him in Florida. She then broke off the relationship. Can she sue the man for palimony.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: She is Canadian. The man lives in Florida and this happened in Florida.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Those are the main points I think.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My house is legally in my name. BF moved in due to

My house is legally in my name. BF moved in due to relationship. He has contributed small amounts of money to assist with our child and some expenses. Already had a court order in my favor to obtain 100% custody of child, support, and official notice of disolution of domestic partnership and confirmation he has no rights to this house. That was almost a year ago. He will not voluntarily leave. Do I have the right to get him out somehow other than eviction since he has contributed to expenses (4yrs of which included for the child).JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OregonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Originally when I filed for sole physical custody almost a year ago. We went to the courts. He failed to get a lawyer or respond to any petition from the court. I was awarded default judgment due to that.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: He wants to fight the court assigned visitation (I didnt ask for it, judge assigned it). I have multiple sclerosis but am still quite functional and have a full time well paying job with Intel. He refuses to go because he claims he wont pay the court ordered support for child of almost $700 and he will not accept the default every other week and 1 night a week visitation. He wants 50/50 and lowering of child support. So he is now using the house as a cheaper, easier way to avoid all of that.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My ex-wife and I divorced in 2014. In the initial separation

My ex-wife and I divorced in 2014. In the initial separation agreement she waived spousal support and the final divorce decree specified no spousal support. However, I (foolishly) agreed to an amendment to the separation agreement which provides that 1) I pay for her vehicle, which I have done, and 2) after the the vehicle is paid for I provide her $800 per month for "household bills" and that I won't claim these payments on my income taxes. These payments terminate if she remarries. All other terms of the separation agreement remain in effect (i. e. she waived spousal support). In May of 2015 she moved in with another man into his home. I can prove this since she submitted a change of mailing address to the US Postal Service also in May of 2015 to her boyfriend's address. Then in October of 2015 she and her boyfriend went on a 6 month sailing cruise to the Bahamas where they shared a bed (I have a video that they posted on line showing this.) When they returned from the cruise she went back to living in his home and lived with him until at least June 1st 2016 which I can also prove. So she cohabited with him for more than a year. Virginia Code 20-109 provides mandatory termination of spousal support if she cohabits with another man for more than 1 year in a marriage like relationship. While she had to continue to pay rent on her condo until December 2015 due to her lease on that property, the lease expired while she was in the Bahamas with her boyfriend, so she had to store her household furnishings sometime before she left on the sailing cruise in October 2015. Also since her lease expired in December 2015 she gained an economic benefit at least from January 2016 to May of 2016 since she no longer had a rent payment and was not legally responsible for paying any household expenses. She did move out of her boyfriend's home sometime after June 1st and now has a new apartment that she is renting. Her car was paid off in March 2016 and I made the $800 payments to her in April and May 2016. The problem is that when I went to court to try to reopen the divorce case and terminate the $800 monthly payments as provided in VA Code 20-109A, the court ruled that the amendment to the separation agreement was a separate contract which could not be modified at this late date and that I was not actually paying spousal support, but that I was just making payments based on a contract. Do I have any basis for an appeal or am I stuck with the payments forever? The marriage only lasted 6 1/2 years. We are both retired now (no children) and both have our separate incomes, albeit I believe my income is higher.

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I am currently "separated" from my husband of 10 yrs. and by

Hello. I am currently "separated" from my husband of 10 yrs. and by "separated" meaning we still live in the same apartment but in separate rooms. He originally wanted a divorce and announced it on Nov 2015. It's been 7 months and nobody has filed and his main reason for it is because he cannot afford it. He makes $50k a year and we have two children together both under 18. I am currently on disability due to an illness that requires me to be on dialysis 3x a week. I also recently acquired a weekend part time job (2x a week). He has consulted with a lawyer back in November and was told for both our incomes, I only get $500 for child support for both kids and alimony. I want to now file for the divorce because my situation at home is not the best for me and my children emotionally. My husband has now spent at least $10k on himself (since the separation) and his parents are helping pay for the apartment. So basically, most his paycheck goes to himself and whatever purchases he makes for himself. I wanted to get advice on what steps I should do to move forward with the divorce. I am unable to work full time due to my illness and he wants me to work full time to support myself. I just want to know if alimony and child support for me and my children is in fact $500. Thank you and any info would be greatly appreciated!

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