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How can I find advice on choosing a lawyer 95 year-old

How can I find advice on choosing a lawyer for my 95 year-old father in North Carolina? He and I are people of modest means.He is being sued for divorce by my 61 year-old stepmother in Wake County, NC. They married in 2002. Because of her claim that he had verbally threatened to shoot her and their 12 year-old foster child, my father was removed from their home in Wake County in 2006. Since then, there has been no contact between them and he has lived in SC, where I also live. Her self-authored (?) and slightly confusing divorce claim asks for him to:1) pay whatever debt is necessary so that their marital home's mortgage (in arrears) can be refinanced, and then to sign over the Quit Claim Deed of that house to her.2) pay her 1200.00 per month in spousal support.Although his is willing to turn over the house to her, he is neither willing nor able to pay off the mortgage debt or the monthly mortgage payment. Nor is is he able to pay spousal support, since he has almost nothing left over after he pays for rent and a caretaker in an assisted living facility.

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Chris T., JD

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Our son is emotionally & psychologically abusing his Japanese

Our son is emotionally & psychologically abusing his Japanese wife. He has a medical retirement from the Army & they live in Washington. They have 4 small children & she is the sole caregiver. She has no relatives in the US. He abandoned his first wife & chid & left them without financial help. We expect the same from comments he's made to us. We are her only means of support. She and the children are welcome to live with us in California & we can help her get a divorce and get situated in starting a new life for her and her children. Is she allowed to move her children here? is it more advantageous to get the divorce here or in Washington? What can she expect financially? We are concerned about their welfare in Washington due to his irrational behavior, drug use, and weapons. He withholds & has hidden necessary information for a divorce & he is at home every day & she & her kids are in a very stressful & volital situation. What are her options to provide safety for herself and children?

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Roger

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Im getting married soon and I need to know what the financial

I'm getting married soon and I need to know what the financial ramifications are. We've agreed to do a prenup because there is a considerable gap in our assets. How do I protect myself financially before getting married?

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Ely

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My husband moved me out of our home in Feb. He wants a divorce.

My husband moved me out of our home in Feb. He wants a divorce. Alaska is a 50/50 state. He is a self employed consultant and has not filed taxes in 3 years. I want to file married but seperate. I have not worked during these years, with his blessing. He is continuing to drag his feet on these taxes. Lots of reciepts.....Can we get divorced before these taxes are done. Can we just use his bank statements? He has been supporting me since he moved me out. No children under 18. He has a 20 year old son who lives in our home. He freaks, when I mention attorney. This makes me nervous....

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My finacee has 2 children from a prior marriage and all 3 have

My finacee has 2 children from a prior marriage and all 3 have been living with me since mid 2011. She has a divorce decree that states that if she does not make $22K gross annual income a year, then the child dependency exemptions are to revert to her ex-spouse, and she has to sign an IRS Form 8332 to him. He currently pays $1560 a month in child support total.Now, I, have been providing over 50% of the support. I recently claimed the mom (stay at home mom) and the 2 kids as dependents on my 2012 Federal Tax Return.My questions are, does she still need to send the Form 8332 to her ex-spouse? Even if she does, will it matter (in the affect to fulfill what is written in the decree...)? I was told since I already filed my taxes, the form would be a moot point because the children were already claimed by me. Now, with that being said, could this cause any trouble on me for doing this, did I violate anything or cause the mom to be in contempt of her divorce decree? The tax preparers reviewed her decree, before giving me the OK. The excerpt from the decree can be provided, if requested. Thank you for any assistance you may provide!

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This is a long question! Tax liens on our homes!

This is a long question! I am a stay at home mother, married for 25 years and I found out recently that my husband had neglected to pay federal and state income tax and employee taxes from 2005-2009. He said it was the accountant's fault, but it really doesn' matter because now there is a lien on everything he owns which also has my name attached too (ie: houses we jointly own) My credit is ruined, the banks froze our checking accounts, and now his attorney wants us to refinance our house and take out an additional $800,000 in addition to the prinipal to pay off these tax liabilities(in the hopes that the IRS and State will take an offer in compromise). Obviously, he is only interested in my husband's getting out what he can from this mess at my and our 4 children's expense. I feel my children and I had nohing to do with this mess and now he wants me to take on half of his debts too (by taking on this bigger mortgage). Any advice on what I can do to protect my and my children's assets and what may be left of them?

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My brother and his wife were divorced in february. The divorce

My brother and his wife were divorced in february. The divorce agreement was that there were specific things to be paid off, the wife got everything, but a dodge durango which is still in her name. They have 4 adopted children in which they were paid $52,000 in back expenses, along with $13,000 they got back on income taxes. The check was in both his and her names, they agreed that all the bills be paid of, and they would split the rest. Instead she pays her bills, buys herself a new car, and paid off her veneer teeth. Then giving my brother just 3,000 out of the $65,000. She didn't even pay off the durango which was only 6,000 left to pay off. Now she is taking him to court to make him pay for the durago. Does he have a case, or any chance of winning this if he takes her to court.

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Ellen

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My wife and I are divorcing after four years. We bought a house

My wife and I are divorcing after four years. We bought a house in her name after two years of marriage because I had a previous bankruptcy. What are my rights in regard to equity and belongings? Can I go after half of the equity? Is this a marital asset? This is in the State of New Hampshire

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If a man and woman are divorced but file taxes as married filing

If a man and woman are divorced but file taxes as married filing jointly, does this give her any legal rights or does the law then see them as common law or otherwise married?

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Roger

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