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WHat legal steps do I need to take to separate from my

WHat legal steps do I need to take to separate from my alcoholic abusive wife. My 17 year old daughter and I want her to leave but she refuses to leave the house.

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Ronna L. DeLoe, Esq.

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Our daughter married a soldier 5 years ago in TX. He is now

Our daughter married a soldier 5 years ago in TX. He is now in the Reserves only, and they live in VA. They are planning to separate, at which time she and their son will live with us in MD. Is there a mandatory separation period? Would the separation/divorce occur in VA? We're unsure of how to help our daughter protect herself legally speaking. At this point, her husband is initiating the separation, and has said that he is ready to go ahead with a divorce. Thanks.

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Barrister, please look at the previous conversation thread

Barrister, please look at the previous conversation thread between me and you. I followed through with the process as you explained, and today the judge did indeed find our marriage "void ab initio" and dismissed the "divorce" process that we had been ongoing. So thanks for the support! But, he denied my request to vacate the PL Alimony that was previously put in place, stating that my counter-party still has a claim for alimony in MD in such annulled marriages, even when void ab initio. This to me makes no sense and is not supported by the 1913 Emerson case. Wondering your thoughts on this as I consider the appeals process...? P.S. I am pro se

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Barrister

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Good Day,My Sister has a dire situation. Her marriage and

Good Day,My Sister has a dire situation. Her marriage and her HEALTH! State of MarylandShe is a young 59 year old female, Disability Retirement, (after 40 years c.), presently married but needs to know her options in separating, (not initiating a divorce, because she's a Christian), however, if her husband initiates it, she's totally in favor!!!She KNOWS he is committing adultery, but she can't prove it. When she inquires about his whereabouts, he gets indignant and she retreats to her bedroom. They get along at times, however, the unpredictability and her health depleting is far too much.In the past, she has had NUMEROUS Operations, 9-10 c., Including a Brain Tumor, knee surgeries, cancer biopsies, etc...depression medication, etc. My Sister is a Christian Minister and her husband is venturing further into demonology, new age, amulets, potions, etc... they've been married for 25 years, c.She wants to peacefully relocate. She does not want to INITIATE a divorce, however, she needs money from her half of their lovely home, and her insurance to continue through his job, (they were on the same job until her disability retirement, 2-3 years ago.)How can something economically etc... be worked out for her. Can she be justified via the Law, due to her declining health, without HER Initiating a divorce, solely due to the fact that she IS a Christian.What can her husband due for her financially ? She has been a Faithful Wife.She needs to be Alone. Her Health is Truly at stake.Also, what is available in Maryland as far as Senior Affordable Living. Please, ANY information is graciously received.Thanking you in Advance,I Remain,Sylvia L. Washington

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Samuel II

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My husband and I live in Florida and I plan to move to California

My husband and I live in Florida and I plan to move to California when I retire. He does not wish to go with me. The house is in my name because I purchased it before we were married. But, if we were to divorce, he would try to claim half of it, spousal support, and 1/2 my pension. Because of that, I am considering a separation rather than a divorce. If we separate and I move out of state, am I still legal obligated for his support or any debts that he incurs during our separation?

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MIAMILAW1127

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I live in Maryland. My wife filed Divorce claiming

I live in Maryland. My wife filed for Limited Divorce claiming voluntary separation and I counterclaimed with abandonment. My reading is that in order to prove voluntary separation there must be a signed and notarized agreement, prior to the date of the divorce filing. This document does not exist.Since she would be unable to prove her claim, her attorney amended her filing for an absolute divorce using as grounds "12 month separation".My question is, is this process "legal", having her attorney file a suit without probable cause ? and does this fall under negligent representation; is as much as the initiation of the Limited Divorce action resulted in my paying alimony......prior to when she would have been entitled had she waited 12 months to file for absolute divorce.

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My husband and I are fighting all the time and we have a 6

My husband and I are fighting all the time and we have a 6 month old baby. I want to separate. How can we arrange custody. What are the first thing I should do?

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Samuel II

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Re filing for "no fault" divorce in Virginia, I have a question

Re filing for "no fault" divorce in Virginia, I have a question regarding definition of "living separately, with no cohabitation." For economic reasons we cannot afford separate dwellings but we sleep in separate bedrooms and have had no sexual relations for over ten years. Does the court accept this living arrangement as "living separately with no cohabitation" thus, enabling us to file successfully for a no-fault divorce in Viriginia? Thank you for your insight.

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Ely

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My wife and I are separating, but haven't hired attorneys yet.

My wife and I are separating, but haven't hired attorneys yet. We live in Maryland in a house I own and paid off in full way before we were married and also before we lived together. I also own two cars outright which are both titled in my name. I have asked her to move out of my house and offered to help her pack and even drive her to a rental car agency so she can go to her parents until she finds an apartment. She refuses to leave, even though she is the one who no longer wants to be married. What can I do to get her out of here? I have spoken to the police but they said there was nothing I or they could do to make her leave since all of the property that I owned from before we got married became half hers after we were married. My understanding is that it remains my property and I can make her leave. Can someone please provide clarification on this. We have we two boys together, 9 and 13. When we told them last night about getting divorced, my one son saw something blinking in her pocket and asked her if she was recording me. She was, without my knowledge and consent, probably to take to an attorney to strengthen her case in the upcoming custody battle. I am outraged that she did this. It is my understanding that she broke MD law in doing that. Can someone please clarify that for me? Can I file charges against her for doing that? It seems it would strengthen my case to demonstrate how low she's willing to stoop. I intend to argue for full custody because her family (with the exception of her mom) are a bunch of alcoholics and drug users. Thanks!

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Law Educator, Esq.

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