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I left my husband, June 1, 2011 after our kids therapist

I left my husband, June 1, 2011 after our kids therapist reported him to CPS. I told him where we were staying ( a friend of mine in Pasadena who we spent most weekends at because he would be drunk and having party's at the house )CPS was called on him again a year later by a teacher at our kids school.My husband filed a petition for Dissolution of Marriage on June 30, 2011. Nothing regarding the divorce has happened since.We were married Sept. 24, 2005He has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. He is an Narcissistic Alcoholic.He has a criminal history including possession with intent and 2 DUI's that I know about.He owns this house. I moved in with him the day after he closed escrow. I owned a house in Lake View Terrace that I sold when I was pregnant with our daughter in 2003 I put the money I received into fixing his house and payed for mutual living expenses.9/28/2011 we received a judgment of 50/50 custody.7/11/2013 I filed a modification. He was not adhering to the courts instructions.Our court date was to be on Monday September 9, 2013. I agreed to settle out of court with primary physical care and custody being awarded to me (80%) on the eve of 9/6/13 ( he waits until the last minute all the time to pressure me ) .I agreed as long as he would attend counseling on his own and with our kids. It is stated in the 9/16/2013 court orders that he will attend therapy.He has not attended a single session.I have continued to keep our kids and myself in therapy.He is also not to drink alcohol in front of our kids or for 12 hours before.He drank Tequila Rose in front of our kids at Monster Truck and offered our daughter a sip of it. He was also the one driving.He drank a Bud light at the Zoo in front of our kidsOn May 14, 2016 he asked our daughter to get him a non-alcoholic beer from his refrigerator. She returned with one each of the bottles in his refrigerator. One non-alcohol and a Shiner. She asked him "which one" he replied its that one but I like this one better. He then took the Shiner ( regular alcohol beer ) opened it and drank it in front of both kids saying "One won't hurt according to the court papers I can have one, I just can't have two because I have to be in the right state of mind around you."our kids know what he is allowed to do and not do around them so they know he lied. Also, they know that we had to leave because of his life long addiction to alcohol and how is short temper is even shorter and meaner when he's drinking.He canceled me from our health insurance during my cancer treatments.He refuses to finish the divorce because the debt is in my name and I have not filed bankruptcy.He is a hoarder with unsafe living conditionsHe has a GPS on our daughter's cell phone to stalk usHe constantly brings our kids home late and uses our kids as messengersHe says mean things about me to our kidsHe took them out of state for 10 days ( he gets 7 ) without my permission.We would like to move out of state ASAP. We are offered a 3 bedroom house for 1/2 of what we pay for rent in LA. I also have incurable cancer and have no one here in CA to assist me on bad days.How do I go about being able to move out of state? ( the kids want to go - ages 9 and 12 )How do I go about custody modification for full custody?How do I finish the divorce?Am I entitled to a percentage of our house?

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I filed petition adoption in NC and need to notice

I filed petition for adult adoption in NC and need to notice my adult daughter and the adoptee's birth mother. Mother was a prostitute and doesn't know who the father is. She abandoned her daughter at 2 months and I've had her for 22 years. How do I notice them? This is a relative.

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I am on a friends checking account, I have his Power of

I am on a friends checking account, I have his Power of Attorney and I'm listed as Exector on his will. He has less than $500 in the bank, no assets and many outstanding debts. Am I responsible for probate, his unpaid debts and other expenses that mayoccur on his passing? He has been given less than a month to live.

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Good Afternoon, I am in the process of filing a dissolution

Good Afternoon,I am in the process of filing a dissolution through Complete Case involving children and wanted some additional information on what legal guardian means. In my internet research, I found that Ohio has 2 options for custody; 1 is shared parenting and the other is granting one parent legal and residential custody. My wife, who is petitioning for the divorce, has asked to be the residential parent (formally full custody) and I would like to honor that. We have agreed on a very fair child visitation schedule (2 nights per week plus every other weekend) so I am not worried about visitation rights. My question is if I give her full legal custody, what rights as a parent am I giving up? Can I still sign forms for my children as their legal guardian? Can I sign medical forms for them (since I'll be providing the health insurance) and/or sign them out of school or will their mother need to designate something in writing giving me that right? I am comfortable with her being the residential parent because I think it is in the best interest of the children. I just am unsure what it means for me and my rights as a parent if I agree to her having full legal custody. Your help is greatly appreciated. My number is(###) ###-####or email at***@******.***. Thank you. Daniel Lutz

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My ex-wife is to meet me tonight in Oklahoma to exchange my

My ex-wife is to meet me tonight in Oklahoma to exchange my daughter for spring break visitation. She is refusing to comply with the order the judge modified last summer allowing me twice as much visitation with my daughter. Knowing she will not be there as ordered- would you recommend I still drive to the meeting spot to gather a receipt from maybe a gas station or will her many emails and text suffice for the courts? She lives in Kansas city and I'm in Dallas, so its not a pleasant drive through rural Oklahoma by any means.

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In August 1997 I filed for divorce from my wife. We had a

In August 1997 I filed for divorce from my wife. We had a division of property document drawn up that I we agreed and signed and components of which were included in the final decree. The critical part of that division was that I get to keep the house that is in both our names, and that I would take over responsibility for any debts - credit cards etc. My wife asked that a clause be put into this document for me to agree to change the loan / title of the house into my name only. My wife moved to Wisconsin in August 1997 and I still live in the house in Texas. We never finalized the divorce, and instead talked about reconciling and her possibly moving back to TX. That was 7 years ago and it looks like we are not getting back together. If we do get divorced for real this time, can she ask for half of the property / assets again? She already took half, and I have been the only contributor to paying for and maintaining the house and clearing all the debt for the last 7 years. We have lived completely separate lives for 7 years and are still good friends. There are no children and the only thing I am concerned about is having half the stuff that I have paid for taken twice. For all intents and purposes it is as if we did divorce back in 1997.PS - I have a copy of the final decree that I could attach / send if that would be useful.

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I live in Missouri and I'm trying to get married to a girl

I live in Missouri and I'm trying to get married to a girl that came to United States with a working visa. Her visa expired about 2 months ago when we were still dating.How do i got with this? I called the marriage license office and told them she doesn't have a social security number because she is foreign, and they said to bring her valid passport (which she has) and visa (which is already expired) I really don't want to show up there with the risk of them taking her away from me. Please help.

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I ask my husband of 7 years for a separation because we

I ask my husband of 7 years for a separation because we constantly argue over his delusional accusations that I am cheating on him with members of our church, everyone I work with, ect. We have a blended family, he brought 1 son to the marriage whom has aged and moved. I brought 3, who are CURRENTLY 19, 17 (both graduating HS THIS year) and 13 yr old daughter. We have had children together within our marriage (5yr old boy and 3yr old girl) We agreed to separate 2 weeks ago, after sleeping together, btw, with him renting a nearby duplex from a friend with rental property while me staying here with all 5 remaining children. We have always worked opposite shifts since the 2 youngest were born to avoid childcare cost. He officially "moved" last Saturday (his only off day) with the expectation of him still watching the younger children here at our home (in his name but that I will pay the mortgage on-he also filed chapter 13 recently and separately) I hold strong Christian beliefs...as does he, I thought, and hoped that "separation" would result in reconciliation. So, this first week of official separation he is coming to our home when he retires from 3rd shift to sit with the 2 youngest children while I attend a salaried position for 4 hrs or so. I come home this Thursday, he is passed out with our 3yr old daughter and I think,"AWWWWW" until his cell phone rings with another woman's name programed in and I see multiple text messages where they have been flirting back and forth the past two hours. I awake him and confront him and he says he will not put his life on hold and says we are through... So here I am living in a house under cha 13 in his name with our 5 kids...do I just pay the mortgage under his name because we live here? Do I hire a private investigator to follow him and catch him in the act of actual adultery? Can he just leave like this and start seeing someone else and I am just left "holding the emotional and financial bag?" ( I missed work today because he wasn't here to watch the kids, I have to suddenly find childcare, car insurance, pay all the bills here...what about Monday, what if I loose my job?let me add...I have discovered I am his 4th wife....I will be his 4th divorce...He was my first and only marriage...we tattooed our wedding rings on...I just lived in sin with the father of first 3 children.

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S. Huband, Esq.

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I filed a divorce complaint on 3/6/14. I paid to have wife

I filed a divorce complaint on 3/6/14. I paid to have wife served by sheriff. I found out yesterday that the sheriff was not able to serve her because he was told that she was no longer at that address (and I know she is). I'm thinking she might be ducking service. I was planning to have a friend serve her with the divorce papers today. However, I need to know:1.) Is there anything specific he must say when serving her?2.) How can I prove service? Is there an affidavit or something to fill out and file with the court confirming she was served?3.) How does the court know the 21 days began?

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