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I was married in 2006 in Mississippi but was a resident and

I was married in 2006 in Mississippi but was a resident and living in Florida. In 2011 I moved out and separated from my spouse. We lived separately and I dated other people and so did she. I have been the primary provider paying for my daughter's private school, benefits and most extracurricular activities during this time. She and my daughter moved back to Georgia and so did I in 2014 and for 5 months lived together but in separate areas of the house. She then moved out with my daughter again. In February of 2017 she had me served with Child Support Paperwork when I had been writing checks for child support. Two weeks later I filed for divorce and now she is claiming that she is broke, has no money and all of sudden can't pay her bills and wants spousal support. I have moved on and started dating and in relationship and my 9 year old loves my new girlfriend and they have formed a really loving bond. My soon to be ex-wife has threatened bodily harm on both my daughter at one point which I have recorded and most recently on my girlfriend in a church parking lot during my daughter's graduation in front of witnesses. We have a hearing on Wednesday and they are asking for attorney's fees, spousal support and her to have major decision making authority. Her mental and financial stability are my major concerns. What if any advice is there to be had and how do you think the law can help me?

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I am trying to find answer to questions i have about alimony

Hello, I am trying to find answer to questions i have about alimony to help me come to an agreement with my exJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: floridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes and we have been to mediation. I would like to come to an agreement but i do not seem to get the answers i need from my attorney abut where i standJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not that i can think of. i just want to know where i stand and not feel like i'm on the losing end constantl

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I was married in 1985(86) and then found out that my

HiJA: Hello. How can we help?Customer: i was married in 1985(86) and then found out that my "husband" only had married for his green card which I reported to INSJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: Now in Fl but this happened in NY..JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: The divorce was filed in NY and although I never received the divorce decree was told by the atty that the divorce was final. I subsequently married and was married for 20 years and divorcedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'd like to apply for my citizen ship but it asks me for the divorce decree from that marriage. My ex who the atty located is not responding although I heard he has US citizen ship. I am worried to proceed since my last marriage I was awarded permanent alimony and do not want to heir size this Jepordize it

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I received copies of my dissolution of marriage. There is an

I received copies of my dissolution of marriage. There is an Addendum attached that states "Spousal Maintenance/Support (Petitioner Voluntary Alimony) which then has the financial information. My question is that it states "Voluntary Alimony". Can this be taken away at any time? Thank you.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This is in Arizona.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The petition has been filed but I have not filed a Response.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of at this moment.

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I'm the guy in Florida from last week who is wanting to

Gerald -- I'm the guy in Florida from last week who is wanting to retire but facing $20,000 alimony payments for the next four and a half years (at least it isn't permanent alimony :^) I'd like to ask you a few more questions -- but I will post each topic separately so that you get paid fairly. The first topic has to do with what you were telling me about petitioning the court to reduce the alimony I pay because I not only would like to retire, but also because my health doesn't permit me to work like I used to, and also because my income has essentially been cut in half (textbook royalties). My question is: Will my request to the court require a trial or can this be done through well-documented filings? Also, If I fail, then can I be ordered to pay my ex-wife's attorney's fees? BTW: She now lives in S.C., and is no longer in Florida.

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My ex husband (been divorced since August 2014) has disposed

My ex husband (been divorced since August 2014) has disposed my boyfriend (of 10 months). He lives about an hour away from me. He spends most weekends at my home, I rent, he owns his home. We have gone on several nice vacations. I sometimes do his laundry, help him clean his house and in exchange he does some miscellaneous work at my home, like fix the toilet or my dryer. He has given me many nice gifts, jewelry and clothing, he also has given my daughter a few things like a bike for Christmas. He is very generous with his time and resources, however I am afraid going to end up costing both of us. I think there has been a private investigator following me around. My ex-husband's lawyer is very savvy. I was awarded non modifiable permanent alimony because I am disabled. However he is not been paying June of last year. They are working on trying to get it completely gone. He quit his well-paying job and now he is making less than a third of what he was making of the time divorce. I am at my wits end, I am very stressed and I do not know where to turn. I am afraid that I'm going to end up broke and alone because of my ex.

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My husband and I are considering divorce (Texas) but I'm

My husband and I are considering divorce (Texas) but I'm concerned about the townhouse we signed on for 12 months. We are only 2 months into the lease and there's no way I could afford it on my own, he makes considerably more money than I do. How do we figure out who stays on the lease and who moves out?

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JD 1992

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I have a question regarding the new NJ permanent alimony

I have a question regarding the new NJ permanent alimony law. My husband got divorced before the new law went into effect and it was noted that any alimony before this was not affected at all. So my question - he has paid $19,240 a year for 10 years. He is retired and his annual income has decreased $30,000 and is now $40,000 after paying alimony. She works 4 hours a day driving a school bus with summers, holidays and weekends off. She has made no attempt to get a better job or increase her income and has gloated about the fact that she will be "screwing him the rest of his life" by making him pay. She received $266,000 10 years ago from QDRO and has received some compensation from her mother's estate after her passing. She makes about $19,000 on her own. She is also entitled to around $1,000 or more from his social security when she turns 62 this year. She plans to quit her job, live off of his alimony and the $1,000 plus her money from his pensions. He is hesitant to go to a lawyer about this because it will cost money he doesn't really have and judges always lean toward the ex-wife. Does he have any chance at all of getting this ridiculous amount reduced?

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I would like to know if I'm entitled to any compensation in

I would like to know if I'm entitled to any compensation in my divorce. I accepted a voluntary layoff and then retired at 55 years of age, four years ago. I subsequently married and now we have agreed to divorce. I have about 200K in my retirement.My wife is 60 years old with about 1.2 million in assets and can retire at 62 with about 1K/month.I have spent my own time money on repairs to her home, but have not documented them.We don't have any property together.Thank you

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