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I was in a relationship with a lady from Indonesia. We saw

I was in a relationship with a lady from Indonesia. We saw each other for 3 years and decided to make it a life long relationship. She demanded an Indonesian wedding with all the traditional activities. After 6 months of planning, deciding on a date, the wedding did not take place. The day before I was to leave for Indonesia, the rules changed. I had to give a dowry, something she claim she had no knowledge of, she did wedding planning there. I had other responsibilities thrown my way that she had previously denied any knowledge of. I refused, and the wedding did not take place. We eventually worked things out and a year later, she threw together an informal wedding in her home in a 3 day period of time (April of 2014).After I returned home, U.S., I received a message from her that she could not get the marriage validated. I would have to go back to Indonesia and try getting papers notarized, "freedom to marry" at the U.S. Consulate. The "freedom to marry" certificate that was used at the informal ceremony was obtained in November of 2012. The Office of Religious Affairs would not honor the documents or marriage because of the date issued versus the date it was used. We tried other methods but none worked.I filed for a K-1 visa and she came here. For three months things were good but she started spending time with people from her country that she met here and things turned awful. We did not get married in the 90 day time frame and she would not leave until I managed to convince her after she overstayed her visa about 98 days.Now she threatens to sue me for divorce in Indonesia.What liabilities do I have? Is it possible for this to happen?

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Alex J. Esq.

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I got a preliminary disclosure from my spouse, with

I got a preliminary disclosure from my spouse, with manipulated entries about the property.I cannot respond with my disclosures as I am submitting an objection to jurisdiction.I want to write to my spouse's attorney that I dont agree to the disclosures and inform of the real property and amount and be ale to submit it in the court.what should I do?

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Steven K.

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I have some questions regarding marriage: I am planning to

I have some questions regarding marriage:I am planning to marry my girlfriend later this summer. Our initial arrangement was to do a dual religious (Muslim) and civil (court marriage). There are some differences between the two systems especially when it comes to custody and financial arrangements. My questions are as follows:1. Regarding custody: in the event we had kids and we end up divorcing, which of the 2 laws will be the main court reference? Should that be outlined beforehand or the system is default for everyone2. Regarding financial arrangements: it is my understanding that with the religious system, a financial agreement needed to be made before marriage, where a dowry and financial compensation in the event of divorce are made. Can these arrangement be made in form of prenuptial agreement? Who would write such an agreement, a lawyer or the religious clerk performing the wedding ceremony? The arrangement is for this agreement to supersede any other arrangement3. We might end up accelerating the wedding plans. Would it be possible to proceed with the wedding for now and add the prenuptial agreement later (1-2 years down the line) or should it be pre-specified before marriage.

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HI, I got married 4 years ago. We had no physical relationship

HI,I got married 4 years ago. We had no physical relationship for years. I begged to there parents they denied. So i filed for a divorce a year ago in US. When I served her the papers in India she filed a 498 and other charges against me and my parents. My Question is is there a way can I file a case here against her for harrsing my parents ?Please let me know if there is any possibility.Thanks

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Ely

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I filed divorce against my wife, and she defaulted. Her attorney

I filed divorce against my wife, and she defaulted. Her attorney filed motion for a new trial and the hearing on motion is set for 25th of Jan. I got a call from her attorney, asking to go with agreed divorce and she will forgive me all the Dowry money (It was an islamic marriage). What should i do at this point?

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I am a US Citizen and my wife is a Zimbabwe citizen with indefinite

I am a US Citizen and my wife is a Zimbabwe citizen with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. We were married in the US a few months ago. Currently we are out in London and she is pregnant, but her family is pressuring her to divorce me and to have an abortion. Thoughts of suicide have also begin to creep into her head. There is a possibility also that I have been setup from the beginning to enter into a marriage such as this for quick economic gain as well. (Prior to marriage there was a dowry request of $15K US dollars as it is a cultural requirement before a marriage will be recognized by the family. It is payable over time and I have paid a portion of it already.)What rights do I have out here if any when it comes to the baby that she is carrying (She is entering into her 14th week of the pregnancy.), and/or to protecting myself against the possibilities of what her family may do. (There are inuendos being made to her regarding my safety if I stay but nothing directly threatened yet)Thank you.

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If I am currently married and me and the wife are splitting.

If I am currently married and me and the wife are splitting. During our marriage two properties were purchased. One is our current home the other is a rental. I live in Ohio and signed my dowry(not sure of the correct spelling) rights away at the closing table for both properties. I have no interest in being involved in either of these properties. Can I walk free and clear or can she hold me financially liable for any part of these properties

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Samuel II

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Good day, I am from South Africa, residing in Ajman in the

Good day, I am from South Africa, residing in Ajman in the UAE. After a marriage 20 years I have decided that I want a divorce I am urgent need of a Lawyer in the UAE to represent me. I also need to know what my rights are in UAE as woman when I file for divorce and if I should visit my own country to get divorced.I eagerly await your answer.Thank you kindlyRonelle

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I am a kenyan lady who is dating a separated man. the man has

I am a kenyan lady who is dating a separated man. the man has been separated from his wife for 2years now and he lives with their 2 children.their marriage was customary.if i marry this man and we invest in some property and businesses, can the other wife claim possession in case of his death. who would be entitled to his property -me or her or both of us?

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