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I have recently left my husband after several years of

I have recently left my husband after several years of waiting for things to improve. My husband has left the marriage emotionally and is instead verbally abusive, insulting, manipulative, unfaithful, a pathological liar and has an addiction to porn that has destroyed our sex life. He has not been willing to put forth any effort to help things get better or to change any of his behaviors. I want a divorce. He will not but that is only because he doesn't want to lose anything or have to spend any money. I cannot prove any of the allegations above in a court of law. Is there a particular ground I could use in a "fault" divorce based on why I initiated this separation?

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Yesterday I was served divorce petition papers stating my

Yesterday I was served divorce petition papers stating my husband wants a divorce. We have been separated about 7 months. There was a protection order issued November 11, 2015 due to domestic violence on the part of my husband.After leaving within 3 months he was living with someone. In the petition he is asking for spousal support periodicallyalong with separation of community property. We were married 25 yrs needless to say I can't believe his nerve. My question is can I get him for desertion?

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My husband has left our home. I believe he will establish

My husband has left our home. I believe he will establish himself in his home state. The state we currently live in requires 1 year seperation before I can file divorce. He will agree to a settlement uncontested, as we have had that conversation. ..and the division line of who gets what...clear. no children, no debt. What can I do now to make this settlement simpler when the time comes. Is there any paperwork he can sign now, if I can get to him? If he isn't around and has left the state already, how do I serve him divorce papers in a year? Also, I may be moving to CA. I believe I would have to establish residency there for one year before I could begin divorce proceedings? If I move to PA...which is where he will be, can I get divorced sooner? I think there law is 6 months. Thank uou

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LegalGems

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I have default divorce hearing scheduled in 3 weeks in NJ

I have default divorce hearing scheduled in 3 weeks in NJ family county court. No kids. I am not seeking any property or alimony. I am Pro Se, husband. Filed divorce under irreconcilable differences. short 2 year marriage.I am separated from defendant spouse about 15 months ago.I met another woman about an year ago in NJ after separating from defendant spouse who moved to India.After divorce, I am planning to marry the new woman I met one year ago.If defendant tries to vacate default judgement, I have following queries.1) The fact that I started dating another woman after separating from my defendant wife but before filing of divorce complaint, will it go against me?What is the NJ family law opinion on when one can begin dating without any legal consequences? I am sure, its case by case, so I would like an answer as per above case facts.2) If I remarry soon, and when defendant tries to vacate the judgement, can she claim that the new woman is responsible for breakdown of marriage and put my new wife to trial for adultery etc...? I am planning to remarry in about 20 days after default divorce.3) There is no way defendant can prove point 2 above regards ***** ***** relationship with new woman started and how she is responsible. But can court take sympathy for defendant and give her more marital property or extended alimony ?4) Is it true in NJ, in a short marriage for approx 2 years, mostly no alimony given? The defendant was working in India before marrying and has bachelors degree in engineering. But after marriage she was not working in NJ and after one year of marriage moved to India and I am not sure if she is working there or not.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have a question on divorce or disillusionment. I have been

I have a question on divorce or disillusionment. I have been separated from my husband for three years in Ohio. I left him because of physical and emotional abuse. We had three kids together, the youngest will be 18 years old in two weeks. We bought a house together in the marriage, money invested, 20,000 roughly, have paperwork. Also, have police reports and children that witnessed the abuse.Now, current situation, after a year of separation I moved on, I am with someone else and 27 weeks pregnant. He also moved on and is dating someone too. We wanted a disillusionment, but since he is making things complex, thinking about a divorce. He claims he would file for adultery, but obviously we both moved on through the years and found someone else. What would be the best situation for me?Thinking about a lawyer near the Middletown OH area, thanks!~Crystal

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I've been married and living in CA since Feb. 2005 and we

I've been married and living in CA since Feb. 2005 and we are getting divorced.How long should I get/ ask for the supousal support to my husband?I want him to pay me for a life time. Is it possible?

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Lucy, Esq.

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If I file a divorce on nofault grounds, can the defendant

If I file a divorce on nofault grounds, can the defendant answer the complaint and request the court to add fault grounds like mental cruelty, desertion etc...

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Steven K.

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I am in the middle of a divorce with my wife, and she is now

I am in the middle of a divorce with my wife, and she is now telling me she will not sign the papers. I am looking for more information on how I move forward from here without her signature. We live in New Hampshire, and we do not have children but own a house together, if that matters. I am also wondering if someone can give me a general idea of the cost, and the difference in cost between that and a divorce with both signatures. Thank you for your help.

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Christopher B, Esq.

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I'm Nina. I've been separated from my husband six years now.

Hi, I'm Nina.I've been separated from my husband for over six years now. He's been incarcerated since to serve 15 years. We have two children. My question is, did I have to file legal separation six years ago in order to have a uncontested/contested devorice

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