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I m trying to acces the site. Thank you. NJ. My husband has

I m trying to acces the site. Thank you.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: NJ. My husband has anger issues. We have two minor children. He is verbally abusive, has a recurrent alcohol problem (twice witnessed when the children were in his care). I am the breadwinner. I want a divorce, but need to strategize, since he seems like he is ready to "take me to the cleaners." I don't care about the material things as much as custody of the children.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. We went to counseling for a while. Being the "forgiving wife," I have never filed anything. But I have emails with his admission, and a video of him "plastered" a few years ago.JA: I think they do a wonderful job. All Experts must pass our rigorous 8 Step Expert Quality Process. This ensures that you get the most knowledgeable, trustworthy help anywhere on the Internet. You can learn more about it here: http://ww2.justanswer.com/expert-quality-process Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My net worth is not negligible. My husband refuses to leave the home, even though tensions seem to be escalating. Throughout our ENTIRE marriage, i.e. 8.5 years, the entire income was mine. His pretext being it was difficult to find a job. He is now a Permanent Resident through me, our relationship was lived between Europe, Africa, Canada and the US until he got his papers a year ago. I am at a point where I really would rather not share the same space as him. Thank you.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I just need some basic information for Illinois divorce law.

I just need some basic information for Illinois divorce law.I've been married for 15 years. Upon my marriage it was decided that my husband would be the bread winner while I was a homemaker. We have one special needs child.After the marriage we lived for one year in my husbands house. We then sold that house and purchased a new house with that money. There is no mortgage. My name is ***** ***** the deed. I have Maintainted the house in all aspects and am responsible for paying the property taxes out of a joint checking account.Would the property ever be considered a gift of marriage? My main goal is to figure out the minimum of what I would be intitled to under the law.

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Loren

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My husband has an IRA - we are divorcing - He doesn't want

My husband has an IRA - we are divorcing - He doesn't want to give me any of his IRA - he says I am not entitled to half. We have been married for 24 years.

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I live in the state of Maryland,and I have been married for

I live in the state of Maryland,and I have been married for 25 years and my husband informed a year ago that he no longer wanted to be married. he stated that it wasn't anything that I did, basically trying to soften the blow. I know that there is someone else, but can't prove it. he has also taunted me, defamed my character etc. my question is because my spouse asked me for the divorce are we still required to split all assets. will the judge presiding over the case take into consideration everything that has happen over the course of a year? I didn't not want the divorce.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yes and he is on retainer, but I am not comfortable with him, I don't feel he has my best interest at heart.JA: What advice did they give you?Customer: initially he was saying that I had the upper hand because my spouses hands are not clean. now we are trying to mediate not court ordered, but I believe the mediator and my spouse attorney, and my attorney are trying to force me to settle out of court, but it would be in my best interestJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: my spouse is military and the law states that I am entitled to his retirement, my medical, dental benefits, which he doesn't want me to have. I also have my own business.

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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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Ely

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In New Jersey, if my wife inherited money from her father 3

In New Jersey, if my wife inherited money from her father 3 years ago, is it part of the marital property when we divorce? In other words, does she have to split it with me?

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RobertJDFL

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I married in 2007. Prior to marriage we discussed our

I married in 2007. Prior to marriage we discussed our individual finances. 2/3 years later I discovered my wife had incurred $90k prior to the marriage. She refinanced her house increasing the mortgage to $160k. If we legally seperate/divorce how is this dealt with when assets are divided? Our house is in my wife's sole name I have contributed 50 percent of all bills by a monthly cash jpayment to her.When we married her house was in very poor condition - a fixer upper. I refurbished the house and garden and invested $90 - 100k of personal funds from an inheritance. Would a court take this investment into account when assets are divided?

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Loren

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I filed a Motion in the Cause and the Plaintiff's Attorney

I filed a Motion in the Cause and the Plaintiff's Attorney filed a Response and in the body of the response she requests for a Motion to Dismiss. Is her "paperwork" for lack of a better term considered a "motion to dismiss" or is it s Reply. I ask because it seems that each has a different requirement for response time.Is it correct that i have 15 days to reply to the MTD but i would have 21 days to respond to her reply? My research also leads me to believe that it would ave to be one or the other, not both, so that is confusing as well.

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I paid child support for my husband when he was not working

I paid child support for my husband when he was not working can I sue for that money back in a divorce?

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