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I need a lawyer who is familiar with Louisiana divorce law.

I need a lawyer who is familiar with Louisiana divorce law. If you aren't familiar with Louisiana law, please don't answer. Just refund my money. Louisiana is like another country. I married in 2007. We had a pre nup but we only had one attorney, we did not disclose our assets and liabilities to each other so I question the validity of the pre nup. At the time I was making way more money than him and owned the home that he moved into after the wedding. We never established community property. I got really sick with a neurological illness and could no longer work in June of 2014. I took from my savings and paid off my 3200 sq ft. 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home and my BMW 335i. So he continued paying the monthly bills that he had already been paying. The only thing he paid that he wasn't paying before was the grocery bill. Before that we took turns buying groceries. I always paid the mortgage, the taxes, and the insurances on the house, as well as my own car insurance and car notes. One morning in July of 2015 at 5:30 am, he was leaving to go to the gym (or so I thought) and he walked up to me and just said he wasn't happy and he was leaving. I could no longer drive. He was supposed to take me to a dental appointment that morning. I had to cancel the appointment. I was also prepping for a colonoscopy which he was supposed to take me to the next day. We had slept in our bed together the night before. This was a Tuesday. He had secretly been moving things out of the house and from the back yard for days. He even had the dish network turned off and took all the tvs in the house. I had to prep for the procedure all alone without even a tv to watch. He filed for no fault divorce that morning. I was served a couple of months later. When it got closer to the time of the divorce, he presented me with an agreement to sign that he would hold off the divorce for a few months so I could have health insurance and he wanted $40,000 for the pool that he had paid to put in the back yard, which I never wanted. He cut down two 20 year old beautiful live oak trees and a 20 year old cypress tree. I signed the agreement because I had so many medical bills and was desperate. The attorney who did the pre nup won't fight against his own pre nup. I am currently being represented by an attorney who is a family friend. He says that I can petition the court as a "sick spouse" and can get up to 1/3 of his income. I still am unable to work. My present attorney also says I can petition the court to compel him to go to counseling. He has never even allowed me to talk to him about reconciliation because he feels so guilty. I know I can't stop the divorce entirely, but I need to stay on his health insurance. With my health issues, it will be hard for me to get insurance that I can afford. I know I need to get another attorney that will move faster with all of this. So please tell me with the information I have given you ---what can I do? I don't want this divorce. He only left because I got sick. We are both 57 years old. Please help me.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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If my wife and I take out a joint loan to buy a house, but

If my wife and I take out a joint loan to buy a house, but only put the title of the house in the husband's name, if there is a divorce, who gets the house under Missouri divorce laws?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MisssouriJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The husband received a large inheritance. He put a 50% down payment on the house with that money and once he sold a condo (In his name only) he paid off the balance of the joint loan.

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I need help with a potential divorce in Iowa involving 2

I need help with a potential divorce in Iowa involving 2 children ages 8 & 10. I am an overnight accountant and I'm wondering if that will hurt my future custody arrangement. Their father is very good to the kids so I believe we would agree to 50% joint physical custody. He makes 4 times my income and I also need help with estimated child support figures and alimony. I make $30,000 and he makes $120,000 annually.

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If there is a pending claim distribution in NC how can I ask

If there is a pending claim for equitable distribution in NC how can I ask for the marital home to be sold and split prior to the trial that will take approximately a year. Can I file an expedited motion for partition?

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My husband abandoned me And our home. I know he's been

My husband abandoned me And our home. I know he's been having an affair but just left one day before I got home from work no explanation just said he didn't love me anymore but I have proof text messages and calls the girl sent me from him. He planned this. Turned my life upside down. Our home about 3 years ago I refinanced via seterus it was in foreclosure his name only on mortgage. He had home when I met him. The loan is upside down with a 40 year mortgage through setrrus.: what are my rights so far as keeping home about 10 feet sits on land owned by him and his first wife. I've continued to pay mortgage 1 month behind because he was already behind. I can't refinance on my own but want to stay in home indefinitely. I live in sc. What can I do he won't communicate or sign a separation agreement. I can afford mortgage he was 27000 in arrears do financed 67000 and 27000 on back in payoff 91000. He left when he received the last bit of money I had. There are countless hurtful financial emotional abusive drinks vodka nightly left me many nights in a row stayed with this girl wine and dined her while I was in an accident that totalled my car physically hurt me memory balance issues and no car well on that end things have gotten better but I just need to know what I can do to stay in home I am self employed.

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I may possibly have to file, my question is i do it here in

hi, i may possibly have to file for divorce, my question is i do it here in the usa or in the uk ?my wife and i both British have been living here for 10 months, our kids are 10 and 14 majority of assets are in the uk but uk divorce law is very much against the husband . we have been living together for 15 years but married for 18 months.. appreciate a speedy reply

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My friend's wife insisted they get married in Jamaica

my friend's wife insisted they get married in Jamaica when their both from Missouri. Missouri has laws that revoke life insurance upon divorce but he would like to know, does the fact he was married in Jamaica make a difference or will the fact he was married in Jamaica prevent Missouri laws from revoking life insurance he may not know about. He is concern that she may have ta***** *****fe insurance out on him and wants to ensure no such life insurance policy is active upon their divorce

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In Wyoming under divorce laws if you were married when your

In Wyoming under divorce laws if you were married when your spouse purchased a home but your name was not on the title is that property still considered a marital asset?

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Pearl, I'm Ivy. Are you familiar with CA divorce law and

Hi Pearl, I'm Ivy. Are you familiar with CA divorce law and real estate law? I was married in 1995, we purchased a home in 2007. My name is ***** ***** the title. We divorced in 2010, he filed stating "no property to split". I signed under duress. I attempted to retain a lawyer that said my statute of limitations had lapsed. That didn't make sense to me. I was under the impression with real estate law I have 10yrs from the divorce to petition. I believe once he found out my ex was a state patrolman he decided not to help me any further. What are my rights?JA: No, just the one happy marriage. OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Are you a real person or is this some generated reply? I just said I consulted a lawyer.JA: I'm an assistant to the Family Lawyer. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: I already mentioned I had previously consulted with a lawyer. I also stated what his reply was. I am confused by your response.JA: Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: He is remarried, but had the affair before we were divorced.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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