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I've been married and living in CA since Feb. 2005 and we

I've been married and living in CA since Feb. 2005 and we are getting divorced.How long should I get/ ask for the supousal support to my husband?I want him to pay me for a life time. Is it possible?

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Lucy, Esq.

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I plan to get married in another country to someone of that

I plan to get married in another country to someone of that country by having only a ceremony. We want to be legally married in the US later this year which is when she plans to move here. Would it be too late to have a prenuptial agreement between us? Her and I would both get a lawyer to have it done in the state of Alabama.

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RobertJDFL

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I have some questions regarding marriage: I am planning to

I have some questions regarding marriage:I am planning to marry my girlfriend later this summer. Our initial arrangement was to do a dual religious (Muslim) and civil (court marriage). There are some differences between the two systems especially when it comes to custody and financial arrangements. My questions are as follows:1. Regarding custody: in the event we had kids and we end up divorcing, which of the 2 laws will be the main court reference? Should that be outlined beforehand or the system is default for everyone2. Regarding financial arrangements: it is my understanding that with the religious system, a financial agreement needed to be made before marriage, where a dowry and financial compensation in the event of divorce are made. Can these arrangement be made in form of prenuptial agreement? Who would write such an agreement, a lawyer or the religious clerk performing the wedding ceremony? The arrangement is for this agreement to supersede any other arrangement3. We might end up accelerating the wedding plans. Would it be possible to proceed with the wedding for now and add the prenuptial agreement later (1-2 years down the line) or should it be pre-specified before marriage.

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Ely

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I live in Henrico, VA. My husband has filed uncontested

I live in Henrico, VA. My husband has filed for an uncontested divorce. We have been separated for two years. We have a joint mortgage on a home I purchased October, 2006 prior to our marriage. He signed a pre-nuptial agreement forfeiting any monetary rights to the house if we divorced. We were married February, 2007. In 2012 he insisted I refinance the house so he could retire. He became the co-borrower on the mortgage. The deed on file with the county only has my name. We separated July, 2014. I rented the house out September, 2014. I have paid all fees associated with finding a renter, all repairs and any mortgage that wasn't covered from the rent income. My husband's attorney did not mention the disposition of the house or mortgage in the divorce papers. He wants me to waiver my rights to appear before a judge. What can I do to protect myself, and make my husband legally responsible for half of the mortgage if I lose the renter?

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Legalease

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Doctor of Law w/ highest honors

 
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I have had a prenup written in GA and am told that it will

I have had a prenup written in GA and am told that it will be valid wherever I get married, live, or get divorced. I am skeptical that this could be true because different states have different laws regarding divorce. Is the advice I've been given good and if not what do I need to do about it eg: get a prenup in every place we live in case we get divorced there. We travel continuously so there's really no place to call home. I pay taxes in florida if that makes any difference

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NYFamilyLawyer

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JD

 
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I have been married years. We have a 9 year old child

I have been married for 12 years.We have a 9 year old child and live a modest yet decent life.I signed a prenup initially . We lost the paperwork and the office went out of business since then. The prenup said the house will ramain to my husband and all assets prior to marriage .The house was never in my name as to get easier loan approvals for a car and such .My husband is older and I'm starting to worry about my child's future.Will we end up on the streets if something were to happen to him, because of the prenup ?

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Roger

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My prenuptial agreement states that my spouse will pay all

My prenuptial agreement states that my spouse will pay all house payments, insurance, and taxes. When he retired he had me pay the house payments, saying it would be easier to pay one payment instead of several. When he asked for a divorce, I asked for the money back. He said that if I hadn't paid them I would have paid something else. I couldn't have them back. It would be around $8,000. When we got married he didn't want me driving out of townfor my job, so I retired early. My pension is around $400 less than it would have been. He didn't want to move or store most of my things, so I left them behind and sold my house for $1,000. It had been paid off for several years. He has paid most of the bills for the 4 years we were married. I was to save money for the move to a different house which would be his. I saved $35,000. He said itwasn't enough, even though he didn't tell me how much to save, and wanted a divorce. I also paid for things for the house and about a third of the food and household cleaning supplies. I made $25,000 a year and he made $100,000 a year. In the prenupt I get nothing. What is the possibility of getting the house payments back?

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Asad Rahman

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I am getting married to my fiancé who is a US citizen.

Hi,I am getting married to my fiancé who is a US citizen. I have never been married before and I am a Turkish citizen. My fiancé is divorced and he has 3 grown up kids (their ages are 26-23). He is paying spousal support to his ex-wife.I want to get a pre-nuptial agreement before we get married.What are the advantages and protections provided by pre-nuptial agreement?Also, Can you please provide me a good sample of pre-nuptial agreement?Thank youBirgul

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

 
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Hi,I am getting married to my fiancé who is a US citizen. I have never been married before and I am a Turkish citizen. My fiancé is divorced and he has 3 grown up kids (their ages are 26-23). He is paying spousal support to his ex-wife. Also, he has $200K debt to someone due to failure of an investment project. The lender of this money (his brother) sued him in the court and court approved the debt needs to be paid by my fiance(his limited partnership company).Currently, my fiancé has a full time job at a company and he has a good income level. But, I do not think he paid out this debt.I have a full time job and I do not have any debt other than my mortgage.So, my concern is am I going to be liable for his current or futures debt if I marry him? I want to protect myself from any financial issues in the future. I will greatly appreciate if you can give an advice on this.

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