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My DH and I filed separation in 2001 after I experienced

My DH and I filed for legal separation in 2001 after I experienced alcohol fueled domestic violence on a cruise ship. I thought it would get his attention and have him treat me better. Plus, he had 2 DUIs in 2 years. We never actually parted and bought a home together in 2002. We intended to have the judgment set aside but forgot about it. Now DH is not inclined to set it aside as he has a girlfriend for 2 years. They broke up but he won't dismiss as he says I would take a chunk of his retirement. Is there any hope for me?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes. She said I am screwed.JA: What advice did they give you?Customer: Nothing. I'm on SSD so poor. I put $74k (my entire 401k) down as down payment. Future looks bleak.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Since he wants to protect himself, I'm thinking he is a bad life partner. I'm 65 and he is 58.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 x-wife was getting social security disability along with

My x-wife was getting social security disability along with a provision for my child. With the divorce, does that amount get affected? I believe the judge was unsure of how compensation works when she was getting this.

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In my divorce, I bought my wife out of my retirement

In my divorce, I bought my wife out of my retirement pensions to keep them in their totality. Also, at the time, I thought they were inheritable by another spouse if I remarry. They aren't.Are the legal fictions such that I can get my ex-wife to sigh a “transference dictate” to a new spouse if I pass? I understand that the retirement fund will stop when she dies, but since I “bought her out,” can I force her to transfer money when I am deceased? I'm sorry, but I do not know how to express this any better--

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My cousin and s wife are separating and planning to divorce

My cousin and his wife are separating and planning to divorce soon....his wife bought a home in just her name a year ago using their joint funds, and took out mortgage in her own name (allegedly to "protect him in case anyone came after him for back taxes") ...my cousin made substantial improvements to the home while living there...his wife also purchased a small business a year ago for which she borrowed large amount of money, and which has not been profitable....my cousin's name appears no where on the business (although she added her adult daughter's name) and she has been evasive about sharing any information with him, financial or otherwise...he discovered that she has recently applied for another $150,000 business loan. She is claiming that the home is her own, given that it is only in her name, and that the business is her own, although they were married when she purchased it. Question is 1) can she ask my cousin to move out of his (their) residence because her name alone if on the deed? and 2) if she borrows a large amount of money for her business, is he liable for that debt when they divorce?

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I have a question but not sure if it belongs to this

Hi i have a question but not sure if it belongs to this category. My husband used to have an financial account. That was a joint account with his Ex. They divorced in Dec 2012, but in the agreement I did not see this account was listed. Now I find the account yearly statement of 2013. His ex name was still listed. Is that account considered a joint account?

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My ex is refusing to pay as per this contract he signed. It

My ex is refusing to pay as per this contract he signed. It was not submitted as an amendment to my divorce decree as per his instruction that it was a contract and did not need to be submitted. Can I sue him with this in civil court?

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My ex wrote and signed this agreement ( he is an attorney)

My ex wrote and signed this agreement ( he is an attorney) he then advised me I did not need to file it as it is a contract. He now refuses to live up to it. The cost he is demanding is 20,000.00 for the past three years. I want to sue him in civil court for breach of promise/ contract. The divorce decree ended any health care obligations. So even though this mentions the decree, it was not filed in family court and was signed two years after the final divorce decree. Will a civil court be likely to hear it as a breach of contract breach of promise?

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I was divorced in 2013 in South Carolina. I'm a 22 year

I was divorced in 2013 in South Carolina. I'm a 22 year retired veteran from active duty Air Force. The marriage was 9 years in length at the time of legal separation. The judge still awarded a nearly 30% of my military retirement considering it as marital property. I was told to either take the deal or potentially face not only paying her attorney fees but also paying upwards of 25k or more to start the appeal process. Do o have grounds to take her back to court to contest the awarding of my military retirement? As I understood it, there is a 10 year rule before a spouse is entitled to military retirement however it's a 'grey' area. I was also led to believe military retirement is supposed to be federally protected. The state of South Carolina never had jurisdiction over me...I was never stationed there and never once lived there. My only tie to the state is because this is where the ex wife is from.

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I have several questions about divorce.

I have several questions about divorce.

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