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My wife and I divorced over a year ago, I have two dogs, I

My wife and I divorced over a year ago, I have two dogs, I paid for the dogs, took care of their vet bulls, food, raised the (she had little interaction in their raising) no discussion was presented in the divorce and nothing was spoken of in the divorce papers, she has asked to see the dogs a few times and I had allowed it but now she is remarried and I am afraid of her trying to take them from me, as they are my dogs bought by me raised by me and cared for by me. can she fight me for my dogs? I cannot split them up as it would be inhuman they were raised together.

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I've been married since 1999 2 children 13/14 Husband was a

I've been married since 19992 children 13/14Husband was a 17 percent equity partner before the marriage now he is a 33 percent equity partnerValue about 1.3 millionMakes between 225 and 325 hundred grand a yearMany perksHe has 3 separate bank accounts that t in his name only - I haven't told him I knowI stayed home with my kids for three years and then went back to work. I'm a NYC teacher 18 years in 90 grand a year I make plus a pension I don't know if i can do it anymore - I'd like to quit but the money is too goodI may not have a choice because the system is writing up poor ratings for senior teachers2 years ago I was hospitalized with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. At 47 I had my first maniac episode I was advised to go in because I was delusional and maniac. What caused this was a real bad harassment episode at work and my husband - my internet accounts were broken intoMy husband allowed someone to have our Apple ID and they accessed my online notebook within the app. They read my private thoughts as well as my work notes Many work notes related to the harassment were erased Things would go missing in my house. I believe MMy husband hired someone as a PI He did many cruel things that led to my hospitalization but on record he will appear as the concerned husband and I the sick patientBefore the hospitalization he was real apologeticBought me a bunch of stuff and wrote some sort of affirmation that was filed with the court. It said I was entitled to half his assets - should he live in the marital residence with the kids he would pay me 25 percent of his salaryIn 2008 after he got us in trouble with the IRS he wrote me something similar about my entitlement to half of all his assetsMy son plays ice hockey 6 days a week my husband does all of that and has been manager of the team. They go away about two weekends a month It's really expensive but it's really good for my son My son has some high school prep schools who are interested in offering him a partial scholarship on a few years from now. I love my son but our relationship is distant as I never see himI take care of my daughter. She is in 9 th grade and is an excellent student and plays travel soccor. I take her to practices and tournaments but her schedule is half as full as my sonsMy husband does many chores around the houseHe takes care of the supermarket. We both do laundry and he makes breakfast for the kids in the morning. I take care of dinner for my daughter and if my son is home - which he is usually not - I'll take care of his dinner as well. We do eat out or order often We both take the kids to the doctorWhen the kids were younger I helped them with their homework moreI don't believe that I will get sole custodyTherefore it would be joint - am I entitled to any income from him should the marriage splitWill I have to pay for my sons prep school and my daughters should my husband get sole custodyCredit card bills- mine r high as he does not pay mine off the way he pays his off Should I be concerned about this ?the money he makes pays the billsThe money I make is saved or pays for extrasI have 100 grand in my savings ready to invest for usI put away 25 percent of my income in a retirement system- currently there is 300 grand in thereI have a pension / I know he gets halfThe jewelry I boughtSome artInheritance - my mom passed and left me some money- if I leave it separate will it be considered martial property?I have spent a significant amount of money on jewelry since we've been married - around 35 grand in 13 years I have bought it with te money I earned at work. He is aware - but after the factI know this jewelry is a marital assetAre there any other consequences for my behavior?He spends very we'll himself- of all our years together - paying a mortgage of 2300 a month on an income of at least 250 a year he had saved s total of 100 thousand dollars towards his retirement and his equity in his firmHe has many perks at work - season ranger tickets that he sells access to other thingsMy concern is how will my spending be viewed?all my money is his and accountableMy pensionMy 300 grand in retirementA portion of my stock that I had before we were married100 grand in my bank accountAnd all he had is 100 grand in retirement. He isent concerned about his future because he is counting on the equity in his firmFor spending how far back do they go? 3 years7 years?If I retire with a disability from the doe will he still be entitled to that pension? What other consequences may arise ?Is there a chance of maintenance ?I've paid our health insurance for years - his firm has not given him a credit. Can I collect on that and if so. How far back?Any chance of getting any equity in his firm?What is the best way to find a lawyer and what do I need to do now to prepare myself?

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My divorce was final March 4, 2016, through mediation my ex

My divorce was final March 4, 2016, through mediation my ex husband agreed to pay spousal support , so far he hasn't paid even a quarter of the mediated amount, he has let the marital home be foreclosed on, we were supposed to sale, and divide any profit, I was supposed to receive $380,000 paid in $1500 monthly increments until paid in full, he hasn't paid any of it, I was supposed to receive money from commercial properties sold,he refuses to sale them, I have an attorney, she filed for contempt of court in June, a hearing date has not been set, meanwhile I am trying to live on my savings and am rapidly running out of money, I am a 51 year old woman, I haven't been able to get a job, because of my age and the fact that my only work experience is working in the company that he owns, it was a 32 year marriage that ended because he left me for another woman, he claims to be broke, but is paying rent and utilities on 3 apartments, one of which is the other woman's luxury apartment, and continues to go on vacations, flying first class, what can I do? I am struggling and he is continuing a lavish lifestyle?

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LegalGems

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Can I ask the court to order my spouse to return my

Can I ask the court to order my spouse to return my property, which He agreed on possessing(to a police officer) before the divorce proceedings start? The initial response has been filed but the status conference is set two months out from now.And since its my personal property and he agreed on it and has been with him for more than 6 months and I need it for use, I want to ask the court to order him to do so.How can I do that? I don't have an attorney.

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Phillips Esq.

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I am per pro and preparing a final settlement on our divorce

hello,I am per pro and preparing a final settlement on our divorce case in CA. Date of separation 7/2014. a domestic violence restraining order was issued, in protection of myself and my now 10 yr old daughter, from my ex spouse.we have progressed, from no visitation, to an unsupervised visitation schedule btw daughter and Dad. Also, in criminal court, former spouse, took a plea of guilty , to vandalism of personal property. Spousal abuse and child endangerment charges were dropped in the criminal court, as part of plea deal . I also have criminal protective order until May 2018 due to this plea.exspouse wants joint legal custody as part of final divorce decree. I do not want joint legal with him. does anyone know, if CA family law code, restricts joint legal or physical custody, when there is criminal protective order in place? the criminal protective order protects me, only, not the child. The DVRO protects both me and the child. But Dad does have some visitation. thanks for your help!

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LawTalk

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Am I entitled to a house my wife lived in before marriage?

My wife owned her house for 2 years before we got married. We lived there for 9 years as a married couple. Never put my name on the deed. I do have a credit card in my name where we purchased a new AC unit for the house. We are not getting a divorce. Am I entitled to half the worth of the house? Or is it considered personal property she owned before marriage?She just sent me papers to sign with the house listed as her personal property. I don't think she has a lawyer. This is in Texas.

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FamilyAnswer

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I live in PA. My wife filed divorce and i received complaint

I live in PA.My wife filed divorce and i received complaint letter on 07/08/2016.We separated on 05/31/2016.She filed marital property distribution.We live at the same house at the moment.Is my income from salary in june, july, august, etc of 2016 subject of marital property distribution upon divorce?

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Husband and wife living in same domicile. Have joint bank

Husband and wife living in same domicile. Have joint bank account that bills are paid from EXCEPT cell phone bill. Without permission, while phone is unattended, Can the other spouse legally read and forward inappropriate texts to atty ? North Carolina

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LegalGems

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My daughters relationship with her fiancé has gone bad. They

My daughters relationship with her fiancé has gone bad. They have a 3 month old daughter together. My daughter also has a 2 1/2 year old son. Not from this man. Our daughter lives with us along with both children. We are the grand parents. We let her fiancé move in with us as well. Now things are not good. We want him gone. He has no place of his own He could possibly go back to his parents.I feel a big child custody battle coming?, What rights does he truly have? We feel he's a flight risk! Won't allow him to take the kids from the home? I guess my question is What should we do? Lawyer up and be prepared?

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