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I went through a mediated divorce, March 3 2016, since then

Hi, I went through a mediated divorce, March 3 2016, since then my ex husband hasn't kept to an of the agreed upon support, or property settlement s, he started a Land Surveyors company during our 32 year marriage, he is supposed to be paying $1500 a month, alimony in gross, until he pays $380,000 ,he constantly threatens me, and even been in a drunken standoff with the police, and wasn't charged . My attorney has now quit because of fear of him, now I am forced to start over trying to get a contempt hearing, I have been waiting since, late June and still don't have a court date, what can I do to try and get justice, he seems to get away with everything, he has many DUI S laughs at me, because he gets away with not paying, he had a mistress spent $200,000 on lavish vacations for the both of them, that's why I divorced him, it just seems I try and fight for justice but just can't get it.

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Sue

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I signed a mediated divorce settlement last week. In it;

I signed a mediated divorce settlement last week. In it; "either parent may apply for a passport on behalf of the child. Both parents shall be entitled to travel internationally with the child with consent of the other parent. Consent for international travel shall not be unreasonably withheld by either parent." "Both parents shall be permanently enjoined from permanently removing the child from this Texas jurisdiction"1. Due to the souring relationship between the U.S. and the Phillipines lately, Is it "(unreasonable)" to deny travel with the child at this time, until relations between our countries get better?2. Her home is in the southern island of Mindinao, also the home of the Abu sayaf muslim extremist group, who kidnaps and executes foreigners. Is it also "(unreasonable)" to deny her international travel with the child to this region because of this terrorism threat/risk?3. Is it possible to insert a bond requirement of $20k before her traveling with the child, since she will be getting 60k out of our retirement account upon dissolution of our marriage?4.What is the legal interpretation of (unreasonable)?5. If I refuse to allow her international travel after this agreement if finalized, what are her options?

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AttyHeather

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

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Husband). My wife has expressed interest in filing for a

My name is***** (husband). My wife has expressed interest in filing for a mediated divorce at a pace and selection of attorney that will be dependent entirely on her timeline.In the meantime, I need to move out of my temporary residence and purchase a home (PROPERTY C in attachment) and at the same time benefit from very low interest rates (expected to climb next year).I'm seeking your advice on establishing a legal mechanism for establishing ownership that will be free of loopholes and will be 100% bulletproof to meet my primary objective. Meeting my secondary objective would be a "nice to have".Details are in the attached Word document.Thanks, James(###) ###-####

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Attorney2

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My wife and I are in the midst of a mediated divorce in

My wife and I are in the midst of a mediated divorce in Mass. My wife has earned and will continue to earn substantially more than me, and over the next four years will take 100% responsibility for college expenses for two children (one entering her senior year, and the other his freshman year.We have three 529 plans that will cover some of those expenses: one for each child, funded by my wife via payroll deductions, and one funded by my parents in our second child's name. The remainder, ~$196K(!) are to be paid out of her future earnings.We agree that this substantial financial burden should be factored in to the settlement (I will be the beneficiary of both alimony the division of marital assets, most of which are in her 401K. The question is: what is a fair way to calculate that adjustment -- e.g., 100% of that $196K? 50% of it? Or some other proportion?Many thanks.We have agreed that this huge financial obligation should recognized via a reduction in the ultimate

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Roger

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I am 61 years old and my divorce was finalized on 12/11 2014.

I am 61 years old and my divorce was finalized on 12/11 2014. i live in trenton, new jersey, mercer county.the divorce was a mediated divorce and I willingly gave everything to my ex-wife. I took nothing but my personal effects from the marriage.I made one demand and that was to have 12 months to have access to the family photo albums and tapes to make copies for me.the agreement states that I must give 2 weeks notice to pick up the albums (2 at a time), I have 2 weeks to copy them, and then return them, at which time I will receive 2 more, etc.the first 2 albums pick up, return, etc., went fine, as did the next 2. however, with this most recent pick up, return (returned to my ex-wife on sunday, may 17, 2014) and she texted me and said that two photos were out of order and "the deal is off", "no more albums".I know that the photos were placed back in the exact spot that they were taken and that this is an excuse made by my ex-wife to prevent me from access. I had returned the first 4 albums without issue (although I would receive texts from my ex-wife that were terrible and hateful), but I kept going.I know that I am within my rights to have access to these albums. I do not have an attorney but I want to file a complaint with the appropriate NJ office to make my ex-wife comply. Please also know that I did make three requests to my ex-wife's attorney to please talk with her but I he has not done anything.can you please direct me to the right office in New Jersey, Mercer County to file a complaint about her breaching this agreement and that her lawyer is doing nothing about it? I need specific contact information for this office so I may contact them. thank youBob Voorhees

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Roger

Litigation Attorney

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I am retired and collecting social security benefits,as is my wife.During divorce negotiat

I am retired and collecting social security benefits,as is my wife.During divorce negotiations (mediated divorce)would my spouse be entitled to any portion of my social security income,as with pension,IRA,etc.?

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ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

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Hello My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am in desperate need of help.

Hello My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am in desperate need of help. I have been married to my Pakistani husband for 15 years and we have to children. I am a citizen by birth and he became one after two years in the country. I have just learned in the last week that during my husband's visit to Pakistan almost 9 years ago he got married. This while I was 8 months pregnant with our second child. He and his Pakistani wife also have two children After yeas of cruelty and indifference he now feels that since everything out we should reconcile and make our marriage work. He lives in the downstairs of our home and have been physically separated for the past 6 years due to his drinking and cruel behavior. Now he feels that since he is no longer drinking and has "come clean" I should "make things work". NEVER have I wanted to run as far and fast as I do now. . Unfortunately, because I am being treated for physical problems {car accident years ago} I depend on him financially and tells me I will suffer financially if I divorce him. We have a modest home {which I want} and a pizza/deli. Please, Please advise...I'm so in shock by all of this my head I spinning.

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Steven K.

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I was poorly represented in mediation divorce, our mediator

I was poorly represented in mediation divorce, our mediator did a very poor job and left the door open for me to get taken to the cleaners during the QDRO mediation part of divorce. Several verbal agreements were made during divorce mediation and attorney said it would be handle with a MSA and during QDRO. Well after divorce final ex fired mediator got differant attorney and is now and as taken me to the cleaners. The more I research the more I find out how bad the mediator was. Can I anul mediation final divorce and take all back to court, ex fired mediator knowing that she could not be taken to court to testify on verbal agreements made during mediation and what ex wife agreed to and then went against when taking my retirement. I am in california is it possible to retry divorce and start from scratch to get fairness.

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Hi, My wife (of 23 years) are currently going thru a mediated

Hi, My wife (of 23 years) are currently going thru a mediated divorce in CT. Since our mediator, although an attorney, can cannot actually represent either of us --- I want to confirm some points re: alimony. According to the mediator, the alimony calculation goes something like take the higher wage earners salary, minus the lower wage earners salary, divide by 2 to arrive at the yearly alimony payment. The alimony duration is about half of the total years married -- 11.5 for us --- or until she is remarried/co-habitating. I'd like to confirm if that above calulation sounds accurate and based on the fact I'm 58 yrs old, is there any consideration for shortening the alimony duration, say until I retire ?

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ScottyMacEsq

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