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I have a question back in June 2010 my divorce was final. I

I have a question back in June 2010 my divorce was final. I now live in Tennessee my ex lives in California he is a retired police officer during our divorce he was ruled to pay me 50 percent of his retirement when he turns 50. He has to pay me 1580 a month for 16 months and then when I turn 50 I call the place that controls his pension and set it up where they automatically pay me. Now that it is time for him to start paying he is saying he owes me 5000 that it because he had custody of our youngest daughter from 2011 til she turned 18 in November of 2015. Yes I signed agreement saying that I pay 50 percent of child expenses as far as medical and schooling. But I don't see where he thinks he is entitled to keep the full 25000 he owes. Do I have a case to fight this.

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Roger

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I dont have an attorney to represent me in the divorce

I dont have an attorney to represent me in the divorce matter.Before I can find one, can I submit the request for spousal support in the court pro per, just to get a hearing date, and later when I have an attorney, will he/she be able to make amendments to that?

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LegalGems

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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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LawTalk

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I am currently "separated" from my husband of 10 yrs. and by

Hello. I am currently "separated" from my husband of 10 yrs. and by "separated" meaning we still live in the same apartment but in separate rooms. He originally wanted a divorce and announced it on Nov 2015. It's been 7 months and nobody has filed and his main reason for it is because he cannot afford it. He makes $50k a year and we have two children together both under 18. I am currently on disability due to an illness that requires me to be on dialysis 3x a week. I also recently acquired a weekend part time job (2x a week). He has consulted with a lawyer back in November and was told for both our incomes, I only get $500 for child support for both kids and alimony. I want to now file for the divorce because my situation at home is not the best for me and my children emotionally. My husband has now spent at least $10k on himself (since the separation) and his parents are helping pay for the apartment. So basically, most his paycheck goes to himself and whatever purchases he makes for himself. I wanted to get advice on what steps I should do to move forward with the divorce. I am unable to work full time due to my illness and he wants me to work full time to support myself. I just want to know if alimony and child support for me and my children is in fact $500. Thank you and any info would be greatly appreciated!

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LawTalk

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In process of divorce, had 1 hearing and I have a R.O. and

In process of divorce, had 1 hearing and I have a R.O. and sole physical custody of 3 little - 2,4,6 y.o. Father got unsupervised visitations and temporary obliged to support me financially weekly. He initiated papers for triage hearing ASAP as can't meet his financial obligations, among which he can't pay premium for his new car. He took the mini van when left, sold it and bought a new car living separately. Asked me to sign withdrawal from driving his new car, I denied. Now he notifies me he is changing insurance agent and Ill need to pay my car's insurance myself. I can't afford it since his payments are still due and I can't work more hours now. Is his withdrawal legal?

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TJ, Esq.

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I want to start searching lawyer child/spousal support case

I want to start searching for a lawyer for my child/spousal support case since I am planning to file a motion of contempt. I have noticed that when someone has a consultation with a lawyer and that lawyer gets hired, they don't actually end up working with the lawyer they hired, but instead, as it seems, with people who are less experienced in their office. Why is that? When I also hired a lawyer once for my bankruptcy I hired the lawyer because of him. It was very important that I felt comfortable of who I hired, but instead, I never got to talk to him again. He never made himself available and just pushed his staff to help my case. I never saw or spoke to him again after that consultation. And that bugged me. And how can I ensure that the person I hire is the one who is going to work on my case, show up to court with me, etc?

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TJ, Esq.

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In South Carolina, how can a wife gain access to finances

In South Carolina, how can a wife gain access to finances that her husband will not let her see.

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originallawyer

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I was divorced in Maryland 12 years ago. Neither my ex or I

I was divorced in Maryland 12 years ago. Neither my ex or I live there any longer. I want to file for a modification to the original decree but want to do so in Arizona where I live. Is this possible. She lives in Utah. Going east is a hard ship on both of us

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NYFamilyLawyer

Licensed Attorney for 36 years

JD

 
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How is emergency spousal support determined? Once filed,

Hello. How is emergency spousal support determined? Once filed, approx. how long does it take to go into effect? If my husband refuses to pay it, or pay it on the specified dates, what repercussions are there, if any?Thank you!Chrissy

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NYFamilyLawyer

Licensed Attorney for 36 years

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