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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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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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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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here is what i want to do..we want to start an internet company

here is what i want to do..we want to start an internet company the goal of which is to connect and arrange a marriage between a woman certified by a doctor as a virgin with a man who will present $1M trousseau to the woman on their wedding day...do you see any problem in the law with this and if there is a problem is their a way to facilitate this to circumvent any problems with the law?

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my husband and I married in a Islamic ceromony with guest and

my husband and I married in a Islamic ceromony with guest and licence in 2008, after living together since 1998. We shared bank accts, leases,homes, bills,ect. We raised mygrandchildren, my only daughter died in 1993.My husband incouraged my teen sons to become men and one even became a service man following his step-father's footsteps, we all were so proud of the service my husband served as a Vet in Vietnam,from 1967 to 1970 and left with a honorable discharge. We met in 1965, our parents were friends, and I was still a child. my husband was the love of my life, even though I married as a teen-ager and again to a older friend in 1993 and he adbandoned the marriafge after my daughter's death and I had the responsibility of three grandchildren and my husband came to my rescue, as I was the love of his life.A lawyer advised us we could legally marry as we could not locate the 2nd husband and after seven years, he was able to be declared legally dead. In 2009, he reappeared, living with a lady he knew years ago.my husband and I immediately got a rush divorce, he signed and we renewed our vows again, only this time for valentine's day in a christian ceremony as we had given our lives to christ after I became disabled after a serious illness in 2007, and my husband retired early to care for me. We renewed our vows Feb.13,2010.The 2nd husband did die that July,2010. Unfornuately, my husband suffered a 3rd and final stroke, Dec.28,2010.My mother whom he adored died Dec.07,2010.We had weathered two strokes together prior to this and we spent every moment together whether in the hospital or home. The VA sent monthly checks to us since March,2010 and for my husband since 2004. Now they took his service award to 100% as after all these years they finally admited his strokes and death were the result of exposure to Agent Orange. But they refuse to keep me as his wife, saying they only recognize our last marriage and that marriage is 47 days short of my being elibible for benefits and no further checks or benefits will be sent to me. Because I'm disabled, I'm at jeopardy of losing everything my husbadnd and I had. They also refuse to reimburse me for my husbands many medical bills, and his funeral, I have no more income except for my disability and Widow's benefits and small pension from my husband's employment with the state. I have been very ill and I worry will I be able to be buried with my husband, will they break this promise,too? Please advise me what to do. The Veterans Dept has both copies of certificates of marriage, so I don't understand why they are doing this and my husband died thinking I would be taken care of. This is not fair to him at all and they have known me as his wife since his 1st stroke in 2009, and thru Addus who often came to our home. Thank you for any help/advice you can give.

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