I am 70 years old and retired 1 year ago. I started working
I am 70 years old and retired 1 year ago. I started working part time 10 months ago, because it was obvious that I could not afford to continue to pay $900. a month alimony for the rest of my life. My ex is on disability and receives half of my military retired pay along with the alimony. She hasn't re-married and I have. She hasn't worked since 1972, because I let her get away with not working. We got divorced in 2000. My wife now is retired and has a small pension from her late husband and gets her share of his social security. I average $1000. per month from my part time job and get $2571 from social security along with half of my military retirement. The court (in Arkansas) wants to use my wife's assets as some of my usable income to determine my ability to pay alimony still. My wife came into this marriage with a house which she sold and we used the proceeds of that to help to pay for our house which I have paid off with my income after living here about 3 years (paid off in about 2003). My attorney says that I might lose this court battle and have to pay her court and attorney costs. Also, he and the ex's attorney agree that alimony could be increased if the judge thinks that my wife and I are being evasive about our savings. We took out a substantial amount of money from the bank and deposited it in a safe deposit box AFTER my attorney advised me to do so. Now, with our financial affidavits and bank and credit card statements for the last 5 years in the hands of the ex's attorney, they think we are being evasive and hiding money. But, my wife intends on the money she put in the safe deposit box, should and will all go to her children upon her passing. It's her money and this should not be a factor in the ability to get the alimony dropped. Please help us and advise what you would recommend as our next step. The other attorney thinks she will prevail, especially if the judge thinks we are being evasive and has made an offer to check with her client on whether or not to settle by me dropping the motion and she would pay all of her attorneys fees to this point. My attorney wants to know how to proceed.
I just found all this out last night from my husband of one
I just found all this out last night from my husband of one year. We've been together for 5 years. 16 years ago he formed a relationship with a girl. She got pregnant. Said it wasn't his but another boyfriend she had. The other man signed the birth certificate and moved to Alaska. My husband stayed with her for 4 more years. He payed all bills including the child's medical. At this time she was going through the state to get child support from Alaska guy. His payments came sometimes, most the time not. When my husband left, he continued to pay her bills. He said he felt bad for her. When the boy was 13, she tells my husband he is the father. They take a Dna test through her sister who works in the health field in Arizona. Him and I get married in September of 2015. He quit paying her bills after we we'd. In May of 2016, she tells him the Dna test, they took two years ago says he's the father. He starts paying her bills again. But last month she had to go to court for being a negligent parent and told the judge the Alaska guy is the father. This all sounds really shady to me. She's getting child support from two men for the same child. I've told my husband to get a second opinion from his choice of Dna testing but he won't listen to me. Is her actions legal? Can I force a Dna test? If he's the father that's fine but she's conning one of these men. Thank you.
We are considering a divorce however we are living apart
We are considering a divorce however we are living apart right now. My husband has a girlfriend and brings her to family affairs which I also attend solo. I really don't like the situation but feel like I am stuck in limbo. Should we divorce ? It is a 43-year-old marriage .
Please clarify this !!! IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND
Please clarify this for me!!!IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that each party shall be obligated to sign documentation which allows the other party to claim the tax dependency exemptions, head of household, and/or earned income credit as provided above including, but not limited to, IRS Form 8332
I have been paying my ex-wife child support directly and I
I have been paying my ex-wife child support directly and I just found out that she contact DCS, lied to them that I was not paying and has been having my wages garnished for the past year! I didn't think to look for it on my pay stub because I never received notice from DCS...after discovering they were very apologetic about the situation and are researching it for me now. We all know this is morally reprehensible but my question is has she done something illegal? What's my recourse?
I am currently going through legal with my ex wife. In late
Good Afternoon - I am currently going through legal with my ex wife. In late March I filed a retraining order on my ex wife because my daughter came home with a black and blue eye that her mother gave her. (Not to get into it too much but my daughter was coming home saying her mother hits her, says she's dumb, has dumb eyes and her freckles are ugly.) Her mother didn't take her to school for 20plus days throughout the school year. One time when she did take her to school she sent her in DIRTY DIRT BLACK clothing. May 16th we went to the court for the protective order hearing. The judge yelled at my ex a few times in the court to conduct herself in his room because this wasn't a laughing matter; however the judge lifted the protective order saying at that time he found it to be an isolated incident but if I wanted to modify and bring back the case I can. My ex wife and I had 50/50 custody. After this incident my ex agreed to modify the plan with only getting my daughter every other weekend. I sat my daughter down and told her his new arrangement. My daughter started shaking, crying and had such fear and anxiety. It was at that time that I decided I would not be doing right by my daughter if I sent her back to her mother. I decided that I wasn't going to send her back and file for full custody with supervised visitation. I called the school and got my daughters work for the last 2 weeks of school. Jumping forward. My ex filed an emergency ex parte pick up order and a motion of contempt. The judge denied her ex parte order. It just so happens she filed that 2 days before I was able to file the modification. I have filed the modification and now my ex has filed an addendum motion of contempt with the court. Today I received a standard letter in the mail from an attorney who assisted my ex on her addendum motion of contempt. In this she mentions that I haven't paid child support, wants to hold me in contempt and wants to have additional time sharing with my daughter for the time she's missed. My question is what happens now? What should I expect? Does my ex still have to answer my petition? Which comes first? (To add a note about child support. I was ordered to pay $125 a week; however my ex wife was ordered to pay 50% of all of my daughters expenses. My ex would demand cash and I told her I was not paying cash but that she needed to pick up the additional paper work and file through the state and I would be more than happy to do this. My ex every month would end up owing me after health insurance, school lunch & our daughters extra curricular actives - she has never paid a time to any of this. I even have proof of attempting to cerify her the medical bills that she would not sign for.) Thank you!