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My spouse, through his lawyer, has filed a motion for

My spouse, through his lawyer, has filed a motion for bifurcation. We have been in the process of divorce for the past year and a half. We are in the midst of dealing with child custody and parenting plans. We have both just filed the preliminary financial disclosures. We have not started dealing with child and spousal support yet. I don't understand the urgency of the bifurcation and don't see a reason to deal with it at this time. I prefer to deal with finishing up the custody and support issues first, as they seem more urgent in my opinion. His attorney claims that he wants to proceed with the bifurcation for emotional reasons. Is that a legitimate reason? I don't know that he has any means to get married. Nobody mentioned such an idea. Regarding taxes, neither of us earn enough currently to be paying tax, actually we are getting a refund, and from my understanding the refund is higher when filing jointly. But anyway, he hasn't claimed to request this due to taxes. He comes from a wealthy family that are backing him up financially throughout the process in a pretty aggressive way. Unfortunately, I don't have such financial access. So far I have been trying to manage on my own and feel in a somewhat disadvantage. I am afraid that if we go through with the bifurcation, he will take his time with the custody and spousal support because he won't be in a hurry to deal with that, since he is financially taken care of. Does this make sense? Do I have a case? Any advice? Is there any other reason that I can't think of as to why I would prefer not to agree with the bifurcation? Thanks.

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I want to know if I can sue for emotional and financial

I want to know if I can sue for emotional and financial damage if a man lied about being married, and asked to marry me. I paid for the wedding, invited 150 ppl to the ceremony and paid over $8,000. Only to find out his previous marriage was not over until after we married.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have been separated from my wife since January 2014 (I

I have been separated from my wife since January 2014 (I moved out and to WV - she still lived in MD). I currently live in VA (moved here September 2015) and she still lives in MD with our two children (16 & 5). I am current on child support, court ordered May 2016 (I pay VA and it gets to her thru MD I believe). She is making things very difficult for me to see my children (I have not been able to see them since I moved to WV in 2014). Basically if I'm not there in MD then she doesn't feel I have rights. I just want to move on without her hanging over my head everyday and legally be able to see my kids without having to constantly meet her demands and it being on her terms. I cant even have a conversation without her getting verbally abusive, wishing me dead or in jail. Currently her number is ***** due to the abusive nature of her messages. I just want a divorce. I don't want to talk bad about her as she is the mother of my children. She just made my life so miserable while we were married. Physically & mentally abusive, suffers from BPD and refused to medicate. I hate to even admit I'm the weaker one and the reason I stayed so long was because of the kids. I didn't take the kids when I left (I did ask my oldest child to come with me but she didn't want to leave her little sister and I knew there was no way in hell her mother would let me take the kids) because I didn't want to get arrested for kidnapping. I know for a fact she would have pressed charges, that's just the type of person she is. I want to be able to see my children without all the anger and negative interaction from her. Because I already pay child support and we have nothing that ties us together (community property, etc) how difficult will this divorce be? Please help.

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What are the grounds for common law marriage in Texas?

What are the grounds for common law marriage in Texas?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: "Texas"JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not at this point

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I have been married for 25 years. We Lost our home and

I have been married for 25 years. We Lost our home and relocated only for my mother in law to buy a home for us which our name is ***** ***** mortgage. She holds the deed in her name and my spouses name only. My name is ***** ***** on the deed. My spouse and his mother are constantly saying," this is not your house" and on a few occasions they have threatened to throw me out with no where to go only when my spouse and I are arguing ,I am sick of it. What are my rights being as I have put over $10,000 in ceramic flooring as well as paying&600.00 dollars a month for rent, not including paying the taxes on the home and new air conditioner fed months back that costed $6500.00. I need professional advice, please help me

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I married my second wife on July 2, 2012 in a ceremony on

I married my second wife on July 2, 2012 in a ceremony on the beach officiated by an authorized Justice of the Peace, witnessed by family and friends. We obtained the marriage license at the courthouse. We separated briefly in 2015 for about 3 months but got back together. We lived together all of 2016, but by January of 2017 I decided to leave and separated again. My spouse contacted me in January 2017 and told me when go our separate ways because we were not married. She said our license certification was never registered at the courthouse which nullifies our marriage. Since all of this affects my tax filings for the last 5 years, and my marital status going forward I need to get this resolved.

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We, We have a granddaughter, where both parents are not

weJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: We have a granddaughter, where both parents are not working yet. the granddaughter spends most of the time at her great grandparents. We want to see her more but don't want to start a conflict. We ask to see Brielle but there is always some excuse. I work during the week, they might bring Brielle over for a night, but when we ask to see her on a weekend when I would like to spend more time with Brielle they will pick more weekdays.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We do not want to lose her completely.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the parents both father and mother have issues that they have to take care of

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About the Form FL-180 for CA Divorce, I like to file the

about the Form FL-180 for CA Divorce, I like to file the judgement package as Status only then Do I need MSA or notJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: 1. Have 2 kids below 18 and already filed Judgement and was reject because File for Status only but inlucded MSA which cause rejected

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