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I'm trying to understand the legal ramifications if my wife

I'm trying to understand the legal ramifications if my wife destroys some of my personal property, as she has threatened to do.JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: Oklahoma I'm a musician and she has threatened to destroy my guitars amp, personal pictures, etcJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so, I want to know if I have any legal recourse or at least advise her that there may be consequences if she was to do something like that.

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This question is a continuation from last evening. Husband

Hello. This question is a continuation from last evening.Husband and I are splitting up and trying to figure out how to figure out equity in the house. He wants to buy me out and keep the house, and I would sign a quitclaim deed.I owned the house when I met him. I had recently refinanced and had 20% (plus) of the value of the house so that I could avoid paying PMI. So I own 20% of the value of the house now, plus half of any further equity, correct?The house is currently worth $285,000, so my 20% would be $57,000 off the top.The mortgage balance is $92,800 so our combined equity is $192,200.So my part of that is $57,000 plus half the remaining equity, which is half of ($192,200 - $57,000).That becomes $57,000 + $67,600, for a total of $124,600.Please tell me if that looks correct to you. My husband has it figured some other way which I think is wrong.Thank you.

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Foundation: Am a Colorado Respondent in a dissolution, am

Foundation: Am a Colorado Respondent in a dissolution, am thinking of not filing a Response to save $116 fee.My spouse (bipolar) and I have no shared assets/retirements/properties/kids, etc to contest; was a 9 mo marriage, she never officially moved in though she stated a date of separation in her filing; this disso should be uncontested but spouse refused the simple route of filling jointly for dissolution so the extra formalities of documents are now necessary.Question 1: what, if any, consequence(s) might there be for me if I don't file a Response (save $116 fee)? We are both pro se parties.Question 2: her filing had an incorrect marriage date and my incorrect birth date; will that now require a Response, or similar - amended filing -- to correct the record to allow the Disso to proceed?

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Sadly, my wife and I are about to divorce and we are using

Hi there.Sadly, my wife and I are about to divorce and we are using this service. The divorce is her decision, but we are handling it in a amicable manner. since day one in our relationship, she said she would never go after my assets if we were to divorce and she is holding true to that statement. (In the meantime, - just as an FYI - I have paid all the utilities, bills, mortgages, maintenance, etc etc. and paid off her second mortgage (on her condo) and her student loans. She has not contributed in any meaningful way to the fiscal management of our lives).However, in processing the paperwork, I want to make sure I handle things properly.When we married, she had a condo and I had a house. Each had title in our own names. A year ago I replaced my house with a condo and we put both our names on the title and mortgage of the new condo. But we left her original condo in her name.We have agreed the following:She will move back to her condo and retain title and ownership of the property and related debitI will remain in the new condo and take sole title and ownership of the property and debitShe will keep her car and associated debitI will keep my car and associated debitOther personal property will be agreed between us.We do not have children and she has always had a successful career/job and will therefore not make a claim for spousal support.I will give her a one time lump sum of $50,000When looking at the forms, it is not clear how I should document this. Is there a way that I can simply list out the points I made above in the divorce filing? or do I have to enter each asset, line by line?Also, Does the divorce process convert the shared title to sole title, or do I have to contact a real estate Lawyer to do that? If yes, is it ok for me to contact a lawyer now and start that process.Please can you provide details of exactly how I should fill this information into the Oregon divorce forms.Many thanks,Nick

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A friend of my daughter's is living with mom at the mom's

a friend of my daughter's is living with mom at the mom's boyfriends house. She is miserable. They are making her pay for the cat in addition to her car/insurance/gas. Now they are going to add utilities. She is 17.5. If I took her in, what are the legal ramifications?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: Colorado. Her car is 10+ years oldJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not that I know of.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Her father is a drug addict, and has been out of the picture for several years. Not a possible alternative.

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If I live in Missouri and my husband lives in South Dakota

If I live in Missouri and my husband lives in South Dakota what are the divorce laws pertaining to personal property

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Second opinion] thank you for the warm welcome. I'm

Second opinion] Hello, thank you for the warm welcome. I'm wondering if I should seek legal representation in a matter concerning the ownership of my pet dog.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: MarylandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, not to my knowledgeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My ex-girlfriend and I previously adopted a dog. She moved out a year ago and could not care for the dog. I have taken care of the dog since then to include exercise, food, vet visits, and of course love. The dog is licensed in my name and I have the paperwork to prove it. The ex-girlfriend is now threatening a court battle over "custody" and I'm wondering if I should seek out legal representation. I'm familiar with some of my state's statutes regarding the matter and believe I have a strong case.

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One minute, if material stored as an attorney in fact for my

one minuteJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: if material stored as an attorney in fact for my mother, is it considered joint marital property or just my mother's personal property and NOT my ex wife's property?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes I flied and reported this issue but now I need to know the answer to the questions I asked so I can either carry on the case or end it'

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Sure, I am in Texas, but I think the question is about

Sure JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Customer: I am in Texas, but I think the question is about Louisiana JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: Not yet JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: NoMy children's father passed away a few weeks ago and owed back child support. A month before his death, he received an insurance settlement, but neglected to place the funds in his own bank account to avoid paying. I have been unsuccessful in locating the funds (I assume he hid it in his wife's bank account). In any case, I would like to place a lien on their home to collect payment in the event that the home is sold in the future. Do I necessarily have to wait until probate is opened on his estate to do this? I don't think that this will happen because he had no other assets. I called the courts in Louisiana and they were not much help. I need to know whether I can place a lien on community property and how to go about doing so.

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