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I am separating from my fiancé, we have been together 10

I am separating from my fiancé, we have been together for almost 10 years and have 2 children together. He hasn't worked for over 5 years. He claims if I tell him to leave he can take me to court for alimony even though were not married, that because I have been supporting him I need to continue to. I live in California and know that this state doesn't recognize common law marriage. I need to know my rights.

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Gerald-Esquire

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I live with my boyfriend of 14 years on s farm in Wisconsin.

I live with my boyfriend of 14 years on his farm in Wisconsin. We moved from his old farm 12 years ago to start this new farm together. I made him promise me that he'd marry me if I agreed to do this with him. He did promise. Then 3 years after we moved here he backed out on his promise, and basically has slowly abandoned me emotionally over the remaining years. I began to see that he's also emotionally neglectful, often-times to the point of being emotionally abusive but in a very subversive way. I need to move on, but can't find work because he moved us into the poorest county in all of Wisconsin, and to top it off, last year in March I suffered a stroke. I can work now, but I struggle with a bad back due to all the hard work I did during the first few years of farming until things fell apart with our relationship. Does Wisconsin have any laws that I can count on to help me get some financial compensation from him so that I can leave here, and go start over with my life?JA: The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: You read all that that fast?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know?Customer: yes I spoke with my lawyer but he's not really able to help much. he says he's not qualified to take on this kind of case.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Roger

Litigation Attorney

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I read that Pennsylvania abolished common law marriage in

I read that Pennsylvania abolished common law marriage in January of 2005. Based on my readings, the only common law marriages in existence in PA are the ones formed before the 2005 abolition.I was talking to some colleagues at work yesterday who said that if a man and woman have lived together for a long time, the woman can still screw a guy over the way she would in a conventional divorce, despite the fact that common law marriage no longer exists in the state.I want to know whether or not this is true (that a guy can still get financially screwed by cohabitating with a woman) and if so, what are the specific ways in which a guy can get screwed from cohabitation in Pennsylvania?

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

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I'm in a 4 year relationship that seems to be crumbling. My

I'm in a 4 year relationship that seems to be crumbling. My boyfriend is building a home and I am step by step doing it with him. I have put three years of physical labor into this home and I think he is getting ready to leave me. Can I take action against him for sweat equity that I put into this home? In addition to keeping his home (laundry cooking etc.) I estimate 8,760 hours of labor.

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Loren

Juris Doctor

 
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I am in the process of obtaining a divorce from an incarcerated

I am in the process of obtaining a divorce from an incarcerated individual in new Mexico. We married while he was in prison. He is requesting palimony and I wanted to know if that is plausible.JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I just received the paperwork this morningJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Family Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: We were married for 3 years. He never disclosed the nature of his charges prior to us getting married. After I found out, I ceased communication. Also while married I was a asked to participate in illegal activities that triggered me not contacting him.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know?Customer: Yes, I conceived a child in the durationJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Ely

Counselor at Law

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My husband and I line in California and had a grand wedding

My husband and I line in California and had a grand wedding with over 300 guests in 2011. I helped him with his multi-million dollar businesses and raised his 14 year old son for 4+ years.However, shortly before the wedding he did not want to sign the legal documents, he had cold feet. We went ahead with the "wedding" anyways.Later, in 2013 we got legally married in Hawaii.After suffering mental and some physical abuse I recently filed for divorce this past February. My lawyer says we must use the 2013 marriage date. Do I have any options?

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FamilyAnswer

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I'm on the Big Island of Hawaii, I'm considering hiring a Palimony

I'm on the Big Island of Hawaii, I'm considering hiring a Palimony attorney. My ex domestic partner and I were together for 15 years mainly in California. We purchased a condo in both of our names on Kauai in 2002. We sold that in 2004 and purchased a home on the Big Island, however that home is in her name only. She left the Big Island in June of 2013 and has now advised me that she intends to sell the home that I've lived in since 2011...we had joint bank accounts in California and I deposited all of my earnings into the checking account which helped with the purchase. I need to know if I have any rights here in Hawaii.

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Legalease

Attorney At Law

Doctor of Law w/ highest honors

 
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I need to know if my ex-wife, who has been living with her

I need to know if my ex-wife, who has been living with her boyfriend for 10+ years, is legally or otherwise married to him. Also need to know if there is commingling of funds (amount unimportant) and/or sharing of other financial encumbrances (e.g., mortgages, auto payments, revolving credit, etc.). For purposes of stopping alimony, I need to know if this couple is legally or de facto married. Case would be under California law.

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

 
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I am considering hiring a Palimony attorney. My significant

I am considering hiring a Palimony attorney. My significant other and I have been living together since 2005. I have worked at outside jobs off and on through our relationship. We are at a point in the relationship where I need to leave. He has had to retire due to an accident. He fell from the fourth rung of a ladder and they consider him disabled. He still has a substantial income and I have been here every step of the way through two back/neck surgeries (over the last 18 months) recovery, hospital stays, doctors appointments and many other added issues from the fall. During the time we have lived together I have helped to raise his 2 children, and been caretaker to the home. EVERYTHING is in his name. I will have my clothing and my car when I leave. I want to be protected but I do not know what I am entitled to if anything. Can some one tell me a little about what my rights are here in Washington State?

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Olivia Kent

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