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Our daughter has become divorced from an increasingly
Our daughter has become divorced from an increasingly bitter, heavy drinking pot-smoker. Under the terms of a Mediated Agreement, he has relocated and he takes the children of the marriage (aged 6 & 7) for alternate weekends and various other holidays and portions of school breaks. Since the relocation he is obliged to transport the children some two hours each way in his car to his current home.Recently, one of the children reported that ‘Daddy had lost his license'. Now, this could mean that he inadvertently left it in a bar or a liquor store when ID'd. It could equally mean that law enforcement finally caught up with him. I have suggested that she warn him that she will refuse to hand over the children to him at the next exchange unless he presents a valid driving license or has a third party driving. Would such an act breach the Mediated Agreement or would she be allowed to act in such a way; in order to protect the children from the danger of traveling in an illegally operated vehicle?Also, a question about Pre-Nuptial Contracts / Agreements. Does the dissolution of the marriage also dissolve those Agreements? There was a Pre-Nuptial which defined that the children would be raised in the Father's religion. At that time, he was religious in name only; while openly sacrilegious in his real life. Now, drink and an urge to please his parents seem to have turned him to extremism and bigotry. He wishes to forcefully indoctrinate the very young children and invents problems with their secular schooling. Would that Pre-Nuptial Agreement have dissolved concurrently with the divorce or does it still hold sway? (Marriage and Divorce took place in the State of Florida.) Even if the Agreement holds sway, do not the children (and the Mother) have rights which would make the Agreement unconstitutional?Thanks
I live in the State of NH and have an alimony and child support
I live in the State of NH and have an alimony and child support obligation of $2,800 and $2,100 per month respectively. At the time of this agreement, I was grossing $17,333 per month. I recently lost my job and am collecting unemployment in the amount of $3,100 per month. This is currently my only source of income. I understand that I can petition the court for a reduction in child support, as there is an online calculator that will show the amount I would be obligated to continue to pay. My questions are:1) "How much of the original alimony, if any, am I obligated to pay?"2) "Am I obligated to use money in my savings accounts to pay either of these, or does the court only consider my unemployment income?"Thank you for your time.John
Question on stepparent adoption..SITUATION: I have been with
Question on stepparent adoption..SITUATION: I have been with my husband for 4 years, married for two. He has two daughters from a previous marriage. Ages 5 and 8. From the moment I came in the picture the real mom was hardly involved in their life. I have raised them as my own and they call me mom. My oldest stepdaughter has numerous times asked If I could be her real mom and adopt her and the youngest thinks Im her real mom. Their bio mom does have contact with them but its very slim. All together they probably receive 20 phone calls a year and see her an average of 3 times a year. And these visits are with the help of her grandmother. She can never seem to have them alone. She is in and out of jail, currently on probation. She up and moved 7 hours away and didn't even say anything till she was gone. She moves several times a year. At one point lived 5 minutes from us and we didn't even know till like 3 months later. She does not help out at all financially. They do have a parent schedule. Shared parenting, with my husband having primary decision making. But she does not and has not followed the agreement. She will by no means just sign rights away because she likes to pretend she is this amazing mom. Do we meet circumstances where we could fight for a stepparent adoption? Thank you
My wife left without notice in May of 2014. She left to go
My wife left without notice in May of 2014. She left to go to Florida with a boyfriend. She came back to town but, I do not know where she lives. I would like to get a divorce, can I divorce her on dissertion? What exactly is it?
I am in TX. I have been married 1/2 yrs. My husband
I am in TX. I have been married for 22 1/2 yrs. My husband moved out in June of 2014. We have no assets and no children. We cant afford a lawyer. Am I entitled to Alimony and if so, for how long?
In a situation of Divorce where the Husband has six daughters
In a situation of Divorce where the Husband has six daughters from his first marriage of 25 years who is is close with and his first wife is now deceased...Is now being divorced by his second wife (23 years younger) he is now 79 years old, he has owned property owned by his father and in his family almost 100 years where he has lived most of his life on the property... brought his second wife with 2 young children in and they have grown and moved and her father lived out his last years at the home as well, now she is divorcing and he has had legal battles on the property hes fought all along off and on for 40 years ~ the second wife is claiming 1/2 of property, 1/2 of settlement of a court case (she has not put any work into, all legal work has been done by his youngest daughter) and 1/3rd of other property owned by him and his neice and nephew. He is being told that she has a right to this by Law? They were married for about 32 years, however she brought no assets to the marriage, she built her career outside the marriage and never contributed for the first 20 years financially, has a separate 401K etc.... He is 79 retired and only earned income from his own efforts on the property that she did not generate...Can you give him an opinion as to if his first family has a right to claim a part of their rights being his biological family? He is close with them, however they never received anything from him in years past and he feels they are more entitled to a claim in his property as his biological children than she is who has not been a part of this property as long as his children have. Are they By Law entitled to make such a claim?The property is sizable so it's a medium sized estate, for which he is trying to protect from being completely taken advantage of in this proceeding.
My husband has two girls from a previous marriageView more family law questions
Hello,My husband has two girls from a previous marriage ages 6 and 3. I have a daughter who turned 7 in September and we have a baby together on the way. In July my step daughters spent the month with us. The month was provided to us in my husband's divorce decree. At the end of the month when the girls went back to their mother she came to us with a story that said that my daughter, who was six at the time, molested her six year-old daughter. I asked my daughter what happened and she said that when they were supposed to be sleeping they decided to play babies and they were changing each others diapers. My husband has called CPS and told them our story and CPS has determined that no abuse happened and they are not going to investigate. My husband's ex has not taken any action regarding the situation, but she has refused my husband his weekends for the past two months saying that she won't put her daughter in an abusive situation and he can't see them until this is resolved. My husband tried two weeks ago to pick them up with the assistance of the local police, but they were not home. We just don't know what to do at this point or really what our rights are. This weekend is his weekend and she has told him no again. What can we do?