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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 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 was married on Feb 15, 2013 in NJ. In 2013 we gave birth

I was married on Feb 15, 2013 in NJ. In 2013 we gave birth to a son (Andrew, 4-18-13) who is now 3 1/2. We moved to Hilton Head Island, SC in July of 2013 and have lived here since. I am looking to file for divorce for irreconcilliable differences. I am curious about what the divorce laws are in South Carolina for a marriage of this length with a child.

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If I have already filed a motion for pendente lite relief

Hello,JA: Hello. What do you want help with?Customer: If I have already filed a motion for pendente lite relief and I need to add some things to, can I just file an Amended Pendente Lite? No court date has been set yet, it was just filed 1 week ago.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AlabamaJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: Yes, however I am unemployed and therefore unable to get an attorney. I did however receive assistance/guidance from local attorney who volunteer to provide guidance. The sad part is thats how some of the details got messed up, they werent really listeningto the things I was requesting and was more so focused on how they do things.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, I also need to complete an amended counterclaim. The same attorney help me w/my counterclaim that same day & when I look back at the papers they did not include important details such as requesting rehabilitating alimony in the counterclaim.

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My husband and I are married 8 years now, I have moved out,

My husband and I are married 8 years now, I have moved out, he has been giving me money monthly, I did not want to separate I wanted to try to work it out, but he felt we couldn't, I wanted to know if I am eligible for any support since we were only married 8 year and have no children. He is 62yrs old I am 61. Thank you. Debby

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Scenario: *Married years, one 18 year-old son going

Scenario:*Married for 19 years, one 18 year-old son going to in-state college in the Fall*Properties: Marital property and 3-family investment property (with $1300 income).*Salaries: Husband makes $70K. In 2015 with bonuses made $90K. Wife has worked part-time for about 10 years to raise son. For the past 7 years worked in sales, income averaging $50K. Off of the 7 years wife has been self employed - business losses every year, 2015 $0 income*Fact:1) Husband wants to keep both properties, even though according to him there is no equity in neither2) Husband will pay for college an keep paying for family insurance (that wife pays her portion)3) Son will reside with wife (although husband keeps the family home)Next steps:* Legal separation or divorce? Keeping in mind the pros and cons- insurance/taxes, etc. Note: wife is starting a new business soon* Is wife awarded alimony? For how long?* Is child support given, even though son is in college and husband is paying for it? Massachusetts seems to have child support for up to 23 years old??* If any above award, what would be more beneficial to ask for? Or would it make more sense to propose a property buyout, or ask for the rental income?* If couple comes to an agreement about everything, or to a monthly amount to be paid to the wife, will the decision made between the couple prevail in court, or does the judge decide? If the judge is the one who makes decision, what should this amount be called: child support? alimony? both? What is smarter to ask for?*Could a judge like decide that son's preference would be to come back to the home he was born in, or the new apartment be determined to be his new home* Please, provide me with the likely amount for whatever you believe I would be awarded (if anything)Thanks for you assistance in such a difficult time!

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I live in NJ. After eight years of marriage my wife just filed

I live in NJ. After eight years of marriage my wife just filed for divorce. Aside from a considerable amount of liquid assets and home equity -which I expect to be divided 50/50-, my wife just settled a personal injury lawsuit for $750,000 (net $400,000) in which we were both plaintiffs. I understand that according to NJ Law I am only entitled to 8-12% of that amount. Also, I earn $99,000 a year and she $75,000. In the divorce filing she is asking for allimony. Does she have any claim to this, considering how much more money with which she is already walking away?

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I made my wife leave my home in May of this year after

I made my wife leave my home in May of this year after finding she was having an affair and while I worked night work. She was locking our 5 year old daughter up inside her room and leaving the house. She immediately filed for divorce but we had a bitter custody battle which was recently resolved. We own no real property together and I was left with over $40,000.00 in marital debt. A Pennsylvania court awarded her Alimony Pendente Lite back in July. She is now deliberately stalling the divorce in order to continue collectly this. I can no longer afford my attorney becasue of paying the APL plus paying on marital debt. I'm headed to bankruptcy due to this terriblly unfair situation. Is there anything I can do to stop her from stalling on the divorce that she filed?

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I have been in a abusive marriage years. I am currently in a

I have been in a abusive marriage for 8 years. I am currently in a nursing program at a state college so that I can leave my husband and have a career to support myself. I am not working because the program is full time and intense. I heard of rehabilitative alimony from a friend. Can you explain this and how much you could get. Can the lawyer make it so that my husband pays all the lawyer fees and my living expenses?Thanks.

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