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I've been married 16 years but separated for 8 years.

I've been married 16 years but separated for 8 years. Husband retired. Can I get part of his retirement?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: Somewhat. He said that I could but would have to figure the amount I would getJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was wondering if this is something I could do or would it be best for mediation? Not sure which way to go with this.

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Well, I hope. My marriage is not working out and both my

Well, I hope. My marriage is not working out and both my wife and I want to seperate. We have a house and a mortage, and neither of us want to live there.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MAJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She goes to school, and only works part time. I work full time and pay most of the expenses. She wants to move out and leave me with all expenses which I can't afford.

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82y/o wife post stroke; 92y/o husband in rapid mental

82y/o wife post stroke; 92y/o husband in rapid mental decline. One of his 9 children from a previous marriage is an ? attorney. Had him sign a poa. While wife was at her doctor'soffice his children removed him from their home & took him to Tulsa Okla where it is believed he was put him in a nursing home. We don't know this for sure because of the poa. Children are refusing to give wife any information about his location or condition.Not only did they remove him but, using the poa, removed all of the assets that the two had accumulated for their retirement. (They tried to change his will but their previous attorney showed them the door.) Wife has noting left but her very small SS income,a small house, not paid for, that she can't sell, & a car that she is unable to drive.The question is, is wife entitled to any kind of spousal support? Does she have any recourse?

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I need some legal information on the subject on legal

I need some legal information on the subject on legal separation in unusual circumstances.My wife and I live in the Denver metro area and are legally separated primarily for her and my safety. She has a mental illness and being subject to paranoia could prevent the execution of reasonable decisions in both of our interest in the future if her illness took a turn for the worse. Currently she is stable and doing well but living in her own Condo and she receives about half my income which I happily give to her. She is unable to work.We would actually like to live together in the same house (my residence) and she would rent out her Condominium to help plan financially for the future. I have some questions on the legal ramifications of such a step. Before listing the questions, here is some relevant information. Upon living together again we would keep all accounts separate as agreed in the mediated separation without any co-mingling of funds. All titled property such as the house (in my name) the Condominium (in her name) and the cars would remain under the same ownership. There would be no joint purchases of major assets in the future. My wife would remain the beneficiary on my life insurance and a beneficiary in my will. We would continue to file separate tax returns as long as possible given the tax laws. Probably we would have to list ourselves as living at the same address.Here are my questions:1. In living at the same legal address would the legal separation become null and void, or “vacate itself by default”, after a period of time in the sense that there is a situation akin to a “common law” marriage, in addition to the fact that we are not divorced? Or would it be possible to remain legally separated, given the manner in which we would handle finances and titles as described? This is my obvious preference.2. Would there be a time period after which our legal status would change if legal separation could not be maintained, and what would it be?3. How much time do you have to live at a certain address to be classified as resident there?4. If legal separation could not be maintained, can we vacate it and keep all accounts and titles separate as they are now?Thanks most sincerely ***** ***** help

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Whenever you have a chance I'm hoping you can answer one

Whenever you have a chance I'm hoping you can answer one more question. Financially does it make any sense to just get legally separated instead of divorced?

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Whitney, Esq.

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If my wife walks out unexpectdedly is she responsible for

if my wife walks out unexpectdedly is she responsible for half the mortgage payment until legal separation?

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I have couple question regarding my marriage situation. This

Hello i have couple question regarding my marriage situation. This my background :I have been married with my husband for 5 years, we have kids together, during my marriage he controling me and our kids because his religious beliefs (he believe that he have power over me and the kids, he is christian and very fanatic with his own belief).For example he will change all the idea the way we live because when he read his bible and he convicted about certain thing he would change the way we live, this is always happen during our marriage, one day he decided to shut off our internet because he convicted that having internet is sin, and other time he decided again to have internet and after that he decided again to shut off the internet and many things just like that he doing this without thinking about my feeling and our kids feeling, when i talk that he should consider my feeling before make decision he will say he believe he doesnt need my consent , because he using the bible that said woman must submit to their husband.After that now he want to sell our house because he is convicted that having debt is a sin. Now i cant tolerate this because i dont want to rent a house if i have choice to own a house and i dont want he controling me anymore so i want to get divorce but part of me i dont want too because my kids and i dont have support and money to divorce him.Everyday i live in my husband controling behaviour, sometimes he want like this in other time he want different things, Im stay at home mom for 5 years, and i dont have my family over here. Im so stress and depress with this situation.My question is1. Is it okay if i want to go away from my husband for a couple months.2. He is not allow me to bring my kids with me to my country when i need to go away, what happen to me if i do not bring my kids with me? Do you think i will lost my parental rights if i leave my kids with my husband just for being away for a couple months?3. Do you think his controling behaviour is emotional abuse? Since i feel so scare and worry everytime he come up with a new doctrin from the bible.4. Can i keep my house even though he want to sell it?5. He never want to work with me even i beg , he always believe that i need to follow what he want regarding the bible.

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What kind of lawyer should I look for when filing a civil

What kind of lawyer should I look for when filing a civil suit that is dealing with marritial fraud and mental and emotional stress.

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Am a respondent in a divorce hearing scheduled for 9/12/16.

Am a respondent in a divorce hearing scheduled for 9/12/16. Was unable to find out where my spouse is living so i could serve them my response.In the mean time my life was threatened so I requested a TRO with the court and set my spouse up to "meet me" to exchange our kids but had the process server serve the TRO papers.The Contra Costa County Superior Courts schedule my RO hearing for the same date and time as my Divorce hearing.Can I simply serve her my response to the divorce papers when we show up for the hearing on 9/12/16. Or do I need to request an extension ASAP????I keep getting conflicting answers...

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