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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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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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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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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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After my divorce, I discovered property and retirement money

After my divorce, I discovered property and retirement money that was not disclosed to the courts..what chance do I have for recovering my half..I live in Texas.JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: What kind of information?JA: Last thing - JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). 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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In puerto rico is there still a forced inheritance if one of

in puerto rico is there still a forced inheritance for children if one of the spouse dies or can the spouse make a will

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I want to create some legal doc that will define what

I want to create some legal doc that will define what happens to my children in the event my husband and I are not alive to care for them..what is that called... will? And is this something that is filed with the states? I reside in Florida...

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My husband and I have been living apart and separated year

My husband and I have been living apart and separated for a year we also have a prenup and no children together if I purchased a home on my own but he have any legal rights to it

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