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Divorce - I have been a non-working wife for the whole 18

Divorce - I have been a non-working wife for the whole 18 years of marriage - husband filed for divorce to stop me from moving out of State with two teen boys & prevented me fromAccepting a job.After 1 1/2 years of fighting for divorce, I succumbed to living together again yet in separate bedrooms in order to give my boys and self financial & emotional stability. We are now about to close on a new house - husband refusing to put house in my name, he has taken me off all joint credit cards and banking....so, he just gives me money as I need it. I am not comfortable with this situation.I am wondering should I get Legally Separated (live in Georgia) or should I have a Post Nup drawn up, any other advice??

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My divorce decree says the following about child support. The

My divorce decree says the following about child support. The end confuses me and I want to know exactly what it means."Said payments shall begin on the 1st day of September 2001 and shall continue each and every month thereafter until the child herein reaches the age of majority, marries, becomes self-supporting, enters the Armed Services, dies, or is enrolled in a secondary school but has attained the age of majority before completing his secondary school education, provided such child support obligation shall not be required after the minor child herein attains the age of 21 years, whichever of these events shall first occur."... the age of majority in GA is 18

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Ex-wife wants 1/3rd of income shared (if income becomes more

Ex-wife wants 1/3rd of income shared (if income becomes more than what alimony was based on) in lieu of going to court to ask for more. Spouse is willing to do so to save on attorney fees. Is that NOT deductible because it's part of what could be alimony, but without a decree?Does it make a difference if the spouses create a settlement agreement to do so (post divorce judgment)? If no, any difference if the money is taxable to giver?Is there an easy way to get a decree without going to court?In regards ***** ***** or not it's taxable to giver, and more than $14,000 but not intended as a gift (such as not to hit payer's lifetime exclusion), can that be income to ex-spouse?

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Question...may require someone faikiawith nj divorce law...I

Question...may require someone faikiawith nj divorce law...I have been divorced 16 years...I have residential custody of my son. I our divorce it was written that we would alternate claiming him as a dependent. ..because as my ex remided me aai tight it wouldn't be fair otherwise. Now according to the irs Web site, my son because I have residential,custody and he sleeps at our home more then 6 months out of the year I am entitled to the deduction. Now because I am afraid of my ex I have always gone along with this swap of every other year but never filed the form or gave him anything dated each year he has taken him stating it was ok..so he tells me tonight the divorce supercedes irs law is that accurate?

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My wife and i divorced in 2009 and the divorce decree was for

my wife and i divorced in 2009 and the divorce decree was for no spousal maintenance, or alimony, but i verbally obligated myself to helping her financially. i am still providing most of her support by paying her utilities, car insurance, as well as cash for misc items and even provide her with a vehicle. i need to deduct these expenses but the irs wants a separation agreement. can i create one now so i can start deducting these expenses and can i make it retroactive for the 2015 tax year?

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Just found out my brother is using hard drugs. He is the breadwinner

Just found out my brother is using hard drugs. He is the breadwinner of the family. I told my sister-in-law to go the bank immediately to make him unable to touch the account. But.......should she be getting a lawyer immediately to be able to get money from his paycheck/income?

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I married in 1999. We separated without a court proceeding

I married in 1999. We separated without a court proceeding in 2001. I have been supporting my wife by paying her rent and all other expenses since 2001. I've been told this cannot be considered spousal support and I cannot deduct it on my tax return. So my question is, do I have to give this woman any money at this point?And if we were to divorce (and that is my plan) would I have to pay spousal support given she's been gone for over 10 years.

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Looking to find out what rights grandparents have in

Looking to find out what rights grandparents have in connection with their grandchildren.Got a call from a distraught sister yesterday about her grandchildren. She has babysat them for years until a few months ago when her son left the mother as she is a total narcissist. She does drugs and gets antipsychotics on the black market. She also had a guy who is 10 years younger move in with her...when my nephew recently got the kids for his visitation rights, they both cried and said they don't want to go back to their own mother. The girl is five..the boy is three and told his father that the man living with mommy does things with is private parts/front and back...horror of horrors...now when nephew reported that to CPS. they said the kids would need to take a lie detector test.BUT First they groomed the kids without their dad in the room, going so far as to threaten the kids with a beating if they told the truth...this is in Michigan. I ask you what kind of animals work as social workers or for the state that they can get away with such evil as this....the mother put on a good act in the courtroom saying the kids were hers and she wanted them. My sister told me that when the kids come over they smell as their own mom never bathes them...so my sister is in essence the mother. I am sure that with a bad news mom, they probably aren't even being fed good food.A caveat to all of this is that the rotten abusive mom has a sister in law who is secretary to the prosecuting attorney...so as you can see between nepotism and crooked state workers this looks like it is bad for the kids and the father. No doubt the mother of kids wanted them for she is getting child support to pay for her filthy habits. What RECOURSE, I ask you does my sister have as a grandparent to save those kids and keep them from such abuse/sexual/physical and no doubt mental to boot! The bad news mom also managed to get the father of kids to put $30,000 into the house before he got out.MY sister raised 3 very fine sons, all working and doing well, and it is painful to hear that he is not only getting shafted by what looks like a welfare queen, but the state as well. So pls if you can, give me clues as to what my sister, the grandparent can do to save the kids. Since she pretty much raised them from babyhood as the mom/dad worked, they are very attached to her...she is an outstanding old fashioned mom--the kids love her.

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What is the michigan law rights if the parents are not

what is the michigan law for grandparent rights if the parents are not together or were never married and the mom refuses to let the father see the child or the grandparents,besides have a dna test done knowing for a fact that he is defintley the father.

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