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I have been middle of divorce in CA about a year now. My

I have been middle of divorce in CA about a year now . My husband is business owner and he kept hiding his income. My attorney cost is already over $100k and running out of my money. I and my attorney had to file motion to compel for discovery and spending more for CPA to discover his true income for TEMPORARY support. The judge is already aware that and she already told us that she is going to order sanctions and order him to pay my attorney fee, but question is how much? I thought he has to pay ALL of the cost for me to discover his lies.... Is it true? My attorney said it will be only a partial. If that's the case, my only choice is to settle with nothing, no alimony, no community assets.

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NJ DIVORCE ATTORNEY QUESTION. I have been married 25 years.

NJ DIVORCE ATTORNEY QUESTION.I have been married 25 years. I'm 50 yrs old and my wife is 47. My children are 20,19, and 16. The 20 and 19 year old are in college, 19 yr old living at school, 20 yr old at home, 16 yr old, 10th grade. After working since I was 18 and the last 20 with the same company, in insurance sales, and making 100k plus average for the last 10, I became permanently disabled in 2012 and my only income has been SSDI. I receive $2500 monthly and my spouse $1100.1.) if divorced does my wife's SSDI payment get affected, she is only receiving the benefit due to my disability. If not till what age does she collect, assuming she does not remarry.2.) At my kids ages, is there any issue regarding custody. The 16 year old wants to move with me. Can she legally make that decision. Will either of us be required to pay child support? I am assuming the other 2 do not make a difference since the are adults or does their status as students change that? Is there any issue with child support with them? Is each spouse responsible for half of college tuition?3.) My wife's income is all "under the table" and not claimed on taxes. I have asked her to document the money she is making because it should be part of any financial equation, assuming we can make a agreement outside of hiring attorneys should that be approached as regular income and part of any divorce settlement? I assume, if we have to hire attorneys, the attorneys have no right to report the unclaimed income to IRS due to attorney client privilege?3.) I am in the middle of a lawsuit with my long term disability carrier due to them cutting off my payments and denying to continue my claim after 2 years. The policy allows coverage to age 65. If the claim is settled after the divorce is finalized is my wife entitled to any portion of the proceeds? If I receive a settlement, it should be a lump sum.4.) We own, with mortgages, our primary home and a summer home, also with a mortgage. I will have to leave the primary but assume we are splitting time at the seasonal. What are my obligations to each?I understand these questions are case by case but if you can give me the precedents in each case test will be great. I just want an idea. We have agreed to work these things out on our own, but Having an idea of how these things usually turn out will help me for informational purposes. I appreciate you time and help. I will not hold you to any of your answers, I understand any solid answers would need a total review of our situation.Thank you, ***** *****

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My same sex wife purchased a home after out marriage &

My same sex wife purchased a home after out marriage & signed as "a single woman" which she was not. Now we're facing a divorce. I had left my home & all of our possessions & furniture because she wanted to keep her own or we purchased new. Now, 9 months later after losing everything, we're divorcing. Am I entitled to anything?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: UtahJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The person I married was my children's therapist for several years. I was very sick, had several surgeries, was on a picc line & many medications. As a "therapist" she began hanging around our house during non-therapeutic times. She invited herself for thanksgiving & our family couldn't understand why she was always showing up at our house. On thanksgiving evening, she told me she was in live with me. SHOCK!! She pursued a relationship with me even tho she continued to see my children as a therapist for a month afterward. She informed me she was leaving her husband because she had to be with me. She wanted to adopt my 5 children. She sold her house & moved into mine. We were married as soon as her expedited divorce was final. She's been able to get 3 expedited divorces because she lies about why she needs them & is friends with the commissioner. We were married on January 9th. Bathe purchased a home for our large family in mid February but signed the papers as an "unmarried woman". My children & I had to move from our home, leave behind ALL of our possessions, furniture, beds, ect.. Now she wants a divorce & my 5!children are penniless & have no where to go. Do I have any rights?

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Thomas Swartz

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I just got divorced in March of 2016. In the divorce decree

I just got divorced in March of 2016. In the divorce decree it says I get 100% of a vacation spot in Mexico. The place where the wife and I bought at says they require a paper signed by my x wife even though they have a copy of the divorce papers. Is this legal and can they do that?

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Loren

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My spouse has filed. We were living together in Raleigh, NC,

My spouse has filed for divorce. We were living together in Raleigh, NC, where he currently resides and where the divorce has been filed. I currently live in my native home of Milwaukee, WI.As of now, I have received a Separation Agreement and Distribution of Property Agreement.He has an attorney; I do not as I cannot afford one. My husband has told me I am entitled to nothing except my own property due to the fact that I had an affair and the laws relating to that issue in the state of North Carolina. Is this true?I am wondering what options there are for me and if there are any free or low cost legal services available? Or perhaps any attorneys who will sit down for one session of legal advice at a reasonable rate?

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Do I have to live 6 months in Florida before I can file for

Do I have to live 6 months in Florida before I can file for legal separation in marriage. I was born in Florifa and have traveled back and forth from NC for months?

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Loren

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I bought the house in CA with my husband and s parents. Four

I bought the house in CA with my husband and his parents. Four names are ***** ***** house title and only parents names are ***** ***** loan. I paid 10%downpayment, and parents paid %10. On the contract I and husband will keep 99% of the interest and parents get 1%. We are getting divorce and we have court order for my husband to pay mortgage. However he clams he can not afford and parents emailed me and threatening that house is going to foreclosure if I dont pay the mortgage. My questions are 1. do I get money back for what I paid for downpayment if house goes to foreclosure? The value of the house is still increasing. we live in bayarea in CA. 2. would my credit get damaged even my name is ***** ***** the loan if foreclosure happens? 3. how does my husband look at the family court that he clams he can not pay mortgage but he and his parents are offering to buy me out and refinance the loan. I wonder how he will keep paying the loan that will be more after refinance because he says he can not pay for even now.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I was served a document that said Supboena Duces Tecum by my

I was served a document that said Supboena Duces Tecum by my ex who was late filing and answer to my divorce complaint. In that document my ex was asking me to produce all kinds of documents dating back to 2009 including receipts and cancelled checks for all bank accounts and credit cards.My ex was served twice and was late. The judge granted him a new opportunity to file an answer and he missed that also.A local lawyer said that I needed to file a motion to quash this Supoena duces Tecum. Just got out of court where the judge said "this is not a Supboena Duces Tecum it is just a request I for production (it said Supboena duces Tecum on the service). He said it is not so motion denied. He also said that my ex's answer was not valid for filing it late.Now, he told me that the upcoming trial we have in June 8 will consider only divorce and not property distribution since my initial complaint was uncontested. It was suppose to be but ex does not accept any kind of PSA. Judge said that I should file a motion to amend the complaint and not sure what else and that I should list there all the property demands to be considered at trial.Questions:1. What happens to the request for production, do I still have to scramble to produce even though he is in default?2. Why is this not a Supboena duces Tecum ? Did it needed to be vetted by the judge first? How would a defendant know this.3. What can he do at this point?4. If I file a motion to amend do I have to serve him again and does he get the opportunity to answer again? So he gets a 4th opportunity ?5. Our trial was set for June 8, if the motion to amend is presented in the following 2 weeks will this be heard (included) at this trial? It seemed so by the judge suggestion or do I need to just go get divorced and then go for a new trial for property distribution?6. The local lawyer that is helping me with forms suggested scrapping all of it and starting eve thing all over as a contested divorce and that will restart this nightmare that started last year. Can I avoid this or is it better to just restart?Thank you

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I live in Columbus Ohio, and after 30 yrs of marriage, my husband

I live in Columbus Ohio, and after 30 yrs of marriage, my husband has become verbally and mentally abusive to me. Up until 5 yrs ago, I was the breadwinner, but due to economic reasons, I lost my job after almost 23 yrs with the company. I'm now working, but my salary is a third of what it was, I'd assume because of my age... just turned 60. He is approaching 54, and works in sales for his dad's company, so he really doesn't have any financial concerns if we were to end our marriage. We share a home, but are like roommates... bad ones at that, as he barely speaks to me and when he does, he's very mean. It's obvious he wants to live separate lives, and seems to resent that I can't make it on my own financially, so he's stuck. I can't continue to live with a man who doesn't even "like" me. It's silence with him or screaming. He's lied to my face, blocked me on Facebook, etc. The concerns I have is that we declared bankruptcy in 2012, I'm 60 now, and make $14 an hr., but get a monthly retirement check of $697 net, from my former job. What options do I have to get out of this loveless/abusive marriage and be able to support myself? He makes $70k, but pays what we owe to bankruptcy chapter 13. Thank you.

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