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Connecticut imposes an 18 month wait period to finalize a

Connecticut imposes an 18 month wait period to finalize a non-contested divorce proceeding. My wife and I were married four weeks when we separated; she currently resides outside the United States Is there a process in this state to have this eighteen month wait waived?

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I live in New Hampshire. My 77 year old mother (who has mild

I live in New Hampshire. My 77 year old mother (who has mild cognitive impairment)lives in Maine but has recently left her husband and is interested in seeking a divorce or legal separation. She also is interested in living in an assisted living facility. She is currently visiting my sister in Florida nut will be coming up to visit me in NH in July. We called legal services in Maine and they will provide a low cost lawyer to help her with the divorce or separation. She will then need to apply for Medicaid. She has no assets and will not get any in the divorce because she signed a prenuptial. She receives $980 in social security. She is a resident of Maine now but once she's separated or divorced how can she apply for Medicaid if she doesn't have a physical address. Should she apply in Maine or in new hampshire where I live? If she applies in nh and is visiting or living temporarily with me do I need to put my income on the application. She can't live on her own due to needing medication management and meal preparation. If she gets Maine Medicaid does that mean she can only live in a facility in Maine?

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My DH and I filed separation in 2001 after I experienced

My DH and I filed for legal separation in 2001 after I experienced alcohol fueled domestic violence on a cruise ship. I thought it would get his attention and have him treat me better. Plus, he had 2 DUIs in 2 years. We never actually parted and bought a home together in 2002. We intended to have the judgment set aside but forgot about it. Now DH is not inclined to set it aside as he has a girlfriend for 2 years. They broke up but he won't dismiss as he says I would take a chunk of his retirement. Is there any hope for me?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes. She said I am screwed.JA: What advice did they give you?Customer: Nothing. I'm on SSD so poor. I put $74k (my entire 401k) down as down payment. Future looks bleak.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Since he wants to protect himself, I'm thinking he is a bad life partner. I'm 65 and he is 58.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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How is emergency spousal support determined? Once filed,

Hello. How is emergency spousal support determined? Once filed, approx. how long does it take to go into effect? If my husband refuses to pay it, or pay it on the specified dates, what repercussions are there, if any?Thank you!Chrissy

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I'm married with two children, 18 & 16 yrs old. Soon to be

I'm married with two children, 18 & 16 yrs old. Soon to be 19 & 17. My wife has been lying to me about her whereabouts for several months and I'm pretty sure she's having an affair. I'll have concrete proof in about a month. My questions are all based on if I have proof she committed adultery.1. Can I legally get her to move out of the house? The house is in both our names.2. Will I have to pay any alimony?3. Can I sue?Thank you

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I have a question about marital assets, and what happen when

I have a question about marital assets, and what happen when a seperation occurs.

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I 't know why my responses are not showing up. I may take

For Doug ***I don't know why my responses are not showing up. I may take you up on the phone call but not this weekend when my husband is home. The biggest issue that my daughter and I are facing is the verbal abuse that we are subjected to on behalf of my husband. On top of that, he refuses to get a job. Just for the record, he has a doctorate in electrical engineering, has founded a start-up company, has a real estate license, has worked in corporate America as a middle-level manager in program management for 20 years and is a graphic designer, commercial photographer and videographer, but he won't get a job because he says that he is 62 years old and shouldn't have to work, so I am basically supporting the family. We are in the middle of a refinance, so I don't want to disrupt anything until that goes through before I file for divorce. Since I am pretty much of the breadwinner around here, I was told that I would have to pay my husband spousal support instead of the other way around and he is not disabled in any way. Is that true? I don't have a problem with child support, since I already pay most of my daughter's bills. The verbal abuse and severe negativity around here really has to stop, so is there any way that we can kick my husband out of the house? Also, if my husband does move out of the house and moves in with his mistress, will I still have to pay him spousal support?

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In the scenario where I wait until child support obligations

In the scenario where I wait until child support obligations have concluded, you shared the model that might be used to calculate spousal support. At the time of our separation in 2006, I had taken some college courses, but did not have a degree. She had already earned a bachelors degree prior to our marriage. Following our separation, I returned to school and earned a bachelors degree and later a masters degree. These credentials along with other professional certifications earned since our separation are the primary reason for our disparate incomes now. Would this have any bearing on the calculation of spousal support if I petition for divorce now?

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I am in a dilemma. My daughter and I both know that my

I am in a dilemma. My daughter and I both know that my husband is having an affair with a fiend of ours. He refuses to work, so I am making most of the income around here. Even when he says that he is going out to meet with clients, we know that he is with his mistress. However, the problem has gotten worse in that he has become verbally abusive to both of us and he finds fault with just about everything that we do or say. Mind you that I pay most of the bills around here, including the mortgage. We would like to kick him out of the house but don't know how. Any advice?

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