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I am having a court date tomorrow in divorce court in King's

Hi, I am having a court date tomorrow in divorce court in King's County NY Supreme court specifically to decide between joint custody and joint custody with final decision making to myself. I have been the sole parent for 10 years and my child's father is a good father though it would be extraordinary if he was involved in any decisions. He never has been and in the last 2 years has only seen her 8 times briefly. The judge threatened to hire a lawyer to represent my child at a high cost-I am representing myself for financial reasons. I wondered if there might be case law or if I should prepare a document or facts to represent these issues to the court.

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My appllet court lawyer lost case. He suggested to make a

My appllet court lawyer lost case.He suggested to make a motion to the appellate division to review Apdiv's decision.The same judges from appellate division review my case?Does make sense to make a motion to review?Should I go to The court of appeal directly?

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My ex was ordered in out trial to sign a quit claim deed to

My ex was ordered in out trial to sign a quit claim deed to me for the house and I was supposed to give him 5k. He has not given me the signed and notarized document as of yet and i have already paid him the 5k.Now, tomorrow we have the second child support "show cause" hearing and he is desperate trying to negotiate with me and is asking me to tell the judge that I agree to him Giving me the house in exchange of fulfilling the 14k he owes in back child support.He thinks that me agreeing to that in front of the judge will take him off the hook and free from paying the debt and swears he will pay me the amount when he is able.Will the judge potentially agree to this? Will CSS ask for a proof of payment? Will I get into big trouble if I agree? I'm assuming yes but I want to make sure I don't agree to something that is completely unfair (me assuming his debt) so I can help him spare jail time.Of course I know that he will never pay me but I'm also concerned that if the judge agrees to his idea I will end up refinancing the house to my name paying that for him, therefore assuming his debt in my mortgage payments. He has told me he will not sign the quit claim deed is at least I don't try this tomorrow.

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Thanks for previous answers. Continuing with my ex wife's

Thanks for previous answers. Continuing with my ex wife's lawyer, being as the debt is void, I assume I don't have to list him if I file bankruptcy, unless he can use the divorce stipulation as a collection method, what's your opinion?

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I found out today that my ex took money out of a savings

I found out today that my ex took money out of a savings account (that I didn't know his name was on). I can track all contributions into the savings and show that none of them came from him and that all of them were made after our divorce papers had been drawn up. Some contributions into the account even occurred after the divorce was final. Can I legally do anything to him to get the money back or file charges?

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Trying to read what you wrote about 'How do I go about

Trying to read what you wrote about 'How do I go about filing an injunction in family courtJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Just briefly, I am the friend of the plaintiff. She is an abused spouse. Husband is a bigot, she has restraining order against him, assault charges are pending. 2 children of the 16 year marriage. She is broke. She is an illegal immigrant.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: we tried to apply thru lone star legal aid and they cant take any more cases now the district attorney opened a case for her for child support so all of that is good anyway - here is the problem. Her husband moved out to live with his fiancée, leaving the wife and children in the house. Next, he tried to evict the wife and children from the house, as though they were squatters; he pretended they were not married. ok I can spend $5

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To LegalGems: assuming you still have some background info

To LegalGems:assuming you still have some background info from my previous questions . . . please let me know if you need that again. I've worked less than part time (writing) and sporadically since our second child was born 5 years ago and our older child was hit with special medical needs. My primary job has been caring for them, but I did get a publishing deal for a book I'm co-authoring (just started writing it). I'm contracted with the other author and the publisher to deliver the book nov. 2017 and don't want to jeopardize this opportunity. Could the divorce require me to seek regular employment and therefore be unable to deliver the book? I'm also concern that employment would leave me unable to provide the same level of care and supervision of medical care I have been providing for my son? Would the court consider my husband's ability to provide the same level of support he does now until the book is released and I could then contribute financially? I do have another small business that produces about $500 per month that I could sustain while writing the book. Thanks!

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How is a coverture fraction for a QDRO figured out. I was

How is a coverture fraction for a QDRO figured out. I was married for 40 months and my ex is entitled to half the value of the accrued pension amount, which was 100k. I'm finishing my 300th month (25 years) and I plan on retiring. I'm trying to figure out how much she will get of a 6900 pension check?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: new jerseyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I went through this in divorce court, but no one figured out the exact amount and the final judgment by the judge doesn't list a specific dollar amount. Just says she's entitled to half the accrued amount of 100k.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's it

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I have some problems with a QDRO, Illinois, Had a

I have some problems with a QDROJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Had a consultation, but the issue is that my ex was not paid from pension back in 2004 when plan was dissolvedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Company had the qdro on file there, when plan dissolved told them to make sure she was paid and they said they would take care of it..almost 13 years later her lawyer called and said she was not paid..told them to talk to company..called company myself and was told that it was all taken care of. Two months later they told me that I had to pay her a sum and then interest for he 12 years because she was not pain all money came to me. I was not given any proof of anything that happened with this whole situation. Now she is trying to take me to court saying I was in contempt

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