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 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?
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.
Connecticut Family Law question. My wife has filed a divorce
Connecticut Family Law question.Hello,My wife has filed a divorce against me in the State of CT and we have a prenuptial that reads:"f. In the unfortunate circumstance that the marriage shall be dissolved throughdivorce, the following agreement regarding alimony is considered fair and equitable bythe parties to this document due to the contribution of Yvette to the start-up and successof the business:1. Marriage of less than one year - No alimony shall be paid to either party.2. Marriage of 1-3 years - Pierre shall pay alimony in the amount of 20% ofPierre's net income.'~Oj 3. Marriage of more than 3 years - Pierre shall pay alimony in the amount of kbr \J5"Z j6% of the Pierre's net income."The attorney who prepared this pre-nuptial attached a cover letter stating:"You have an agreement regarding alimony should the marriage dissolve, however there is noend date stated in the document. Is the alimony for 5 years, 15 years, or lifetime? If acourt is required to resolve a dispute in this area, it will look heavily toward the length ofthe marriage and the assets of the parties. It is very unusual for long term or lifetimealimony to be granted these days unless there is a stay at home spouse with no goodearning potential or there is some special circumstance (illness or disability) which makesit necessary."I have had major health issue (2 cancer, brain tumor and sugery) and had to stop my business and file a Chapter 13 that's been approved.My wife and I have been married for 10 years but separated for practically 7 years, visiting each other from time to time. She's residing in Connecticut and I am a FL resident since 2006.She's been the manager of her LLC and self-supporting since we met.How can I fight the alimony to reduce the duration or even the grant ?I cannot afford a lawyer and presently discussing about mediation with my wife.Thank you for helping.