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My daughter and son-in-law recently moved in with s parents

Hi,My daughter and son-in-law recently moved in with his parents in Florida. They have a baby. It is not working for my daughter. She wants her family to move out of their home. Her husband says no that the opportunity to save money is too good and they should work through it. Legally, can my daughter move out and rent a place and take the baby and ask her husband to join them? If he refuses, has she created a difficult legal environment that should have been addressed with a separation agreement? What are the legal implications?

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My ex-wife and I got divorced in Massachusetts nearly three

Hello. My ex-wife and I got divorced in Massachusetts nearly three years ago. We have joint custody of two daughters, 16 and 19, but they live with my wife and I have them every other weekend. I live and work in NY, providing all of the money for both households, and my ex-wife and the girls live in the Boston area.We saw a mediator to reach a separation agreement. In it, we're meant to discuss expenses that go above and beyond what would normally be covered by child support. There is not much more specificity beyond that, which is causing problems. One such problem is the basis for my question to you here. One of my daughters, 16, is a serious pre-professional ballerina. Her ballet classes run 6 days a week, and her mother does the driving from the suburbs to Boston and back (35 minutes each way). While at ballet my daughter often gets lunch out, although my wife packs some snacks.Now my ex-wife is wanting me to share gas and food costs for my daughter's lunches and the gas to take her to and from ballet practices, asking for an additional $450 per month beyond alimony and child support. This seems unfair to me since my ex doesn't work, so this is really something she does while I'm out earning all of the money. On top of that, I would think that child support should certainly cover my daughter's lunches at the very least, whether inside the home or out.Also, since, I'm in NY, I have to drive every other weekend of the year from NY to Boston and back, paying for hotels and gas for my visits with my daughters. So I'm spending a lot each month to be with them and still earn enough to keep us all afloat. I wouldn't think of asking my ex to share these additional expenses, and don't understand why I should help pay for her gas, etc.So I'm looking for an opinion on what the fair thing to do is here. Is what she's asking for fair? It most certainly does not seem so to me, but I thought I'd reach out to get an independent opinion. Thank you.

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I filed 1 month ago(Colorado) and the initial status

I filed for divorce 1 month ago(Colorado) and the initial status conference is in 1 week. My stbx wife, who is a divorce lawyer, said that we can waive disclosures and file all paperwork and separation agreement without hiring attorney. However, things have soured between us and she's making demands that I don't agree to. I have no money to retain a lawyer. What are my options?

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Roger

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My spouse has filed. We were living together in Raleigh, NC,

My spouse has filed for divorce. We were living together in Raleigh, NC, where he currently resides and where the divorce has been filed. I currently live in my native home of Milwaukee, WI.As of now, I have received a Separation Agreement and Distribution of Property Agreement.He has an attorney; I do not as I cannot afford one. My husband has told me I am entitled to nothing except my own property due to the fact that I had an affair and the laws relating to that issue in the state of North Carolina. Is this true?I am wondering what options there are for me and if there are any free or low cost legal services available? Or perhaps any attorneys who will sit down for one session of legal advice at a reasonable rate?

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My sister is seeking to file with her husband here in

My sister is seeking to file for divorce with her husband here in Michigan. She can no longer put up the way he treats her and the stress is not good for her recent and ongoing battle with cancer. They don't get along and constantly argue. I personally haven't talked to him in nearly 3 years for the way he treats her. They each have one child left in the house (from prior relationships) around the ages of 15/16.Now, not that any of that matters much, it's all hearsay, or whatever they call it. So, my question is this:What is the best approach for her to get out of the house ASAP without her husband claiming abandonment?Further to that… What are the first few steps she should take in preparation to file for divorce?I know that's a lot to answer for an online advice forum, but any help is greatly appreciated until we can obtain a lawyer next week.Thanks in advance.

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Does Illinois Family Law mandate that the non-custodial

Does Illinois Family Law mandate that the non-custodial parent should be entitled to claim a child as a dependent on their tax returns, under some alternating arrangement with the custodial parent, from one tax year to the next when they are paying standard child support per month? If so, how does the IRS specific mandate around who gets to claim a child as a dependent or not play out next to Illinois Family Law provisions so there is no conflict or confusion?

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Going to meditation tomorrow what should I expect, and any

Going to meditation tomorrow what should I expect, and any particular items of papers needed

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Dimitry K., Esq.

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My husband is an attorney by trade. We're hoping to file

Hello, My husband is an attorney by trade. We're hoping to file a Dissolution in Hamilton County, Ohio. He has forwarded a Separation Agreement which is missing quite a bit of information that appears on the Uniform Domestic Relations Form - 16. Will the court even accept a Separation Agreement that is not Form 16? If so, then ONLY what's on 'his form' will apply, correct? For instance, he didn't include the following:3. Each party has made full and complete disclosure to the other of all marital property, separate property, and any other assets, debts, income, and expenses.6. A party's willful failure to disclose may result in the Court awarding the other party three times the value of the property, assets, income, or expenses that were not disclosed by the other party.If I want the above disclosed, then he would need to add it to 'his form', and abide by it, correct?Thanks,Christine

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Samuel II

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My husband and I are legally separated. Our property has

My husband and I are legally separated. Our property has been separated. (I bought him out of the house and now only my name is ***** ***** and mortgage)We are in counseling and are talking about reconciling.What happens to our legal separation agreement (most importantly, what happens to the House) if we decide to stay married and end the separation?We live in California.

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