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My wife and I live in Atlanta. We are looking a divorce

My wife and I live in Atlanta. We are looking for get a divorce "irreconcilable differences". I am the bread provider and we have been married for approx 4 years.Below is a quick summary of my current situation:• Got divorced in 2009 (after 22 years) – paying “permanent alimony” of a significant amount• Got remarried in 2012 to my current wife that came to the US under a fiancée visa. Getting married was the only way for her to stay in the country but nevertheless we had intentions of staying together if things worked out• No kids together• Although I have a really good salary and job, current financial situation is not great from the point of view of savings, etc. Just got out of the hole from the 1st marriage this year• Just relocated from Jacksonville in January (already has been 6 months)• No prenup, etc. in placeThe main reason that we want to get a divorce is because we lost all trust in each other and the situation is a bit stressful. I guess irreconcilable differences fits here. At this point, I am not sure what she is entitled to given that we have been married for approx. 4 years. I would like to be fair and make sure she gets some $$ to allow her to land on her two feet since I do care for her.I am not sure if she is going to try to get a lot of $$ from me or not and what should is entitled to since there is not much $$ in the bank and we have not purchase a lot of things (other than approx. $15k in furniture) during our time together. She does say that she does not want a single penny from me but at the same time she has indicated that she would want to get an attorney to represent her.At this point I am trying to understand the following:• What is she entitled to by law (by the book)• Does my income plays a role in determining what she is entitled to or is it just a split of the assets we obtain together regardless of my income• What is the most economical way to get this going. Just go to the court house like when we did when we got married or should I get an attorney to drive the process.I look forward to your answer.

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Gerald-Esquire

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My divorce going in New Jersey. I am the plaintiff, pro se.

My divorce going in New Jersey. I am the plaintiff, pro se. I have a job. Defendant spouse used to work before marriage but stopped working after marriage.length of marriage: 2years / Irreconcilable differences ground / No kids / No joint real estate-car-bank-investment accounts.I got divorce by default as she didn't respond after 35 days.Defendant is planning to vacate the divorce.Defendant is planning to contest for marital property(although she has no proof of my income or my bank account savings) and support. She is planning to get an order for plaintiff to pay her legal counsel fees. Probably may also ask pendente lite support. I am afraid she will make the trial long to get longer pendente lite support and ruin me with burden of legal counsel fees.What are some strategies I can use to reduce or eliminate the burden of her counsel fees and pendente lite support?

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My husband is taken me to domestic relations support (not

My husband is taken me to domestic relations for spousal support (not divorced) we both make about the same amountHe's only doing it so I would sign off on all marital propertyHouseFurnishingsGas well royaltiesHis family name is ***** ***** same town and I'm considered an outsiderHis sister and mother both worked in court system and very well likedI know they are going to be biases. Do I have to sign support papers or can I say I would rather have a hearing.We are older and no children.

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LegalGems

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I recently filed a motion mod and was t with 40 cross motion

I recently filed a motion for alimony mod and was hit with 40 cross motion items. The judge sided almost entirely with my ex and cited acting in bad faith for not negotiating during pendente lite (2 yrs prior and without any evidence) and self help during the current motion. The judge was right on some, wrong on some and way out of bounds on others. I could have appealed or asked for reconsideration but because my motion was flawed, I've decided to just re-file a motion. Here's the question.....Strategically....if a judge hammered you in a previous decision do you wait for a new appointment or forge ahead, correct the mistakes and hope the judge wasn't too tainted? I know there's no absolute right answer to this but don't want to get hit (again) by having to pay for my ex's legal expenses.

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I have been married years. My husband is mentally ill, and

I have been married for seven years. My husband is mentally ill, and on social security disability. He won't take his medication. I'm looking into getting a divorce. Do I have to pay alimony? I do have savings in my name. Do I have to give him half of my money?

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Olivia,I am awaiting our permanent custody hearing. We

Hi Olivia,I am awaiting our permanent custody hearing. We are on standby for June 15th, so likely won't be in court until after summer.In the meantime, the father has withheld the amount of support he said he would pay for over a year and a half. I have depleted most of my personal savings to survive up to this point.What else can I do or say in a letter to get him to pay more before our court date?

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Ok I need a Different judge .. my divorce judge has taken

Hi Ok I need a Different judge .. my divorce judge has taken sides and now is displaying unethical behavior and was suspended a few times for this . Hes also all over the internet about his behavior .JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: YesJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: But he's afraid of the judgeJA: Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Well the judge is trying to expidite my divorce and is giving us like every 10 days to come back to court and i just started a new job and couldn't make it and my advisary was fine with it and this judge fined me , my husbands attorneys fees , because i went to work . even though we asked in the appropriate time for an adjornement and it was deniedJA: 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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Good morning. My husband recently told me he is leaving me

Good morning. My husband recently told me he is leaving me because he wants to make a better life for our daughter and blames me of not helping him do that. I'm a stay at home mom for 3 years and he has been providing but I have nothing to my name all accounts are to his name. We moved to my mom's 4 months ago and he's leaving us here. He hasn't moved out yet but last night I followed him and he went to a place where you pick up girls and drink and he takes them back to hotels. We never have money and now things are making sense. My concern right now is I don't feel comfortable with him taking our daughter out by himself and don't know what steps to take now. He gets out drunk and drives. I fear for my daughters safety. This is not the man I thought I knew. Please help me.

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I have many issues/problems with my husband, the situation

I have many issues/problems with my husband, the situation is getting very bad, affecting the kids.I would like to find a place where I can live. I don't care about getting anything from my husband, except for him pay my rent and give me a car.I live in SC; what will be the situation with my kids?I proposed him to separate and see if relationship get better but he doesn't want to.What should I do?Please help....Thank you very muchAngelica

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