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We are a heterosexual couple, living together and raising 2

We are a heterosexual couple, living together and raising 2 sons. We have no desire to get married after 21 years together. Our sons are 17 & 16 (younger one suffers from severe autism). We need to file for joint custody of him before he turns 18. Can we get an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership in New Jersey? Is it REQUIRED that we both be 62 or older. Can you offer any advice or help. Thank you.

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I need some legal information on the subject on legal

I need some legal information on the subject on legal separation in unusual circumstances.My wife and I live in the Denver metro area and are legally separated primarily for her and my safety. She has a mental illness and being subject to paranoia could prevent the execution of reasonable decisions in both of our interest in the future if her illness took a turn for the worse. Currently she is stable and doing well but living in her own Condo and she receives about half my income which I happily give to her. She is unable to work.We would actually like to live together in the same house (my residence) and she would rent out her Condominium to help plan financially for the future. I have some questions on the legal ramifications of such a step. Before listing the questions, here is some relevant information. Upon living together again we would keep all accounts separate as agreed in the mediated separation without any co-mingling of funds. All titled property such as the house (in my name) the Condominium (in her name) and the cars would remain under the same ownership. There would be no joint purchases of major assets in the future. My wife would remain the beneficiary on my life insurance and a beneficiary in my will. We would continue to file separate tax returns as long as possible given the tax laws. Probably we would have to list ourselves as living at the same address.Here are my questions:1. In living at the same legal address would the legal separation become null and void, or “vacate itself by default”, after a period of time in the sense that there is a situation akin to a “common law” marriage, in addition to the fact that we are not divorced? Or would it be possible to remain legally separated, given the manner in which we would handle finances and titles as described? This is my obvious preference.2. Would there be a time period after which our legal status would change if legal separation could not be maintained, and what would it be?3. How much time do you have to live at a certain address to be classified as resident there?4. If legal separation could not be maintained, can we vacate it and keep all accounts and titles separate as they are now?Thanks most sincerely ***** ***** help

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I have a mortgage in CA. Im the only person on the note and

I have a mortgage in CA. Im the only person on the note and the deed title ect. Im going through a separation right nowJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am not marriedJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that he put

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My daughter lives in Utah and has had a time relationship

My daughter lives in Utah and has had a long time relationship with her boyfriend, 13 years. Seven of those years they have lived together. Everything from her view seemed wonderful lately. He's always affectionate and tells her he loves her. They travel a lot with friends and seemed to have a pretty amazing life. They work for the same company. He makes $300,000 plus a year. and she makes $30,000 a year. Two days ago he said as of that day they were no longer a couple. He was sorry but it was all a lie. He tried but he couldn't anymore. It was over. She is in shock and heartbroken of course. A few years back he provided for her in his will. They talked about growing old together. They always thought marriage would ruin everything. He gave her a $3,000 check to help her get into an apartment. This seems wrong. I think he should, if not legally because they weren't married, he should give her some type of settlement. She sold everything when they moved in together and has to start over. I don't know if there is anything she can do which is why I found this site to ask. Any help or answers you can give her will be appreciated. thank you My name is Geri ****** and I guess I should mention there are no children, only a dog and cat they have raised together.

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I have been living with a woman for 15+ years. I want out of

I have been living with a woman for 15+ years. I want out of relationship and wondered if Florida law would allow her to come after me for financial compensation.

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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 have been with the father of my 13 year old son for a

I have been with the father of my 13 year old son for a little over 14 years. We are not married but together have built a life together. I have been the bookkeeper for his landscaping business and a homemaker since before our son was born. We found the home that we currently reside in together but when he bought it my name was never put on the deed . He has been verbally and sometimes physically abusive to me throughout our relationship and everything came to ahead last Friday night when the police were called after he had put his hands on our son. Now there is a temporary protective order in place until thisFriday. He was asked to leave and I'm curious to what my rights are. I live in the state of California.

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My ex girlfriend and I broke up in December we filed taxes

My ex girlfriend and I broke up in December we filed taxes together but she didn't work. We have 2 kids together. How much of my tax return am I obligated to give her

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How do I get declared common law married when my spouse has

How do I get declared common law married when my spouse has been diagnosed with an mental illness, I have been with him since 1987 and lived together off and on top 2002 at which time we have been living together unless one has had to be gone do to another family illness which required their assistance. He was diagnosed after a situation of family violence which I was considered the victim and other friends called in adult protective services. I was not here for about 6 weeks do to defending myself against the accusations which were given. Today his sister has taken him in to have him Sign a medical and a durable power of attorney. She says I have no legal rights to him. What are my rights I really need some help.

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