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Please see attached. Do I need to respond to this? The court

Please see attached. Do I need to respond to this?The court ruled April 2016 on child support. I owed father approx $1,600 retroactive. My old attorney said to wait to pay bcs the court needed to credit me $3,000 I proved I paid father. While waiting he filed this attached. As well as a petition to enforce. So now I have a hearing Sep 22nd. Do I wait and see if the court gives me the credit (it's been months) with no ruling yet though it was ordered. Or do I pay? I do not understand his training here but he isn't well and can't see the kids anyway until he gets a psych eval.

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My spouse has hired an attorney and she filed a Default

My spouse has hired an attorney and she filed a Default Judgment for Divorce... mt question is, on the paperwork the "spousal support" box is checked, however thru email spousal support was to not be.. I asked her attorney about it and that attorney sent me the same paper that states "No spousal support" with the attorneys signature.. however that was not on the original documents she sent me/filed.. my question is, can spousal support still be given even tho there is document proof of an agreed "no spousal support"

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Curious... I have a friend who, in order to keep from

Curious... I have a friend who, in order to keep from lousing spousal support from her ex upon remarriage, has instead planned to go through a "commitment" ceremony with her current "fiance," and to then legally change her name to that of the fiance, but to not register a legal marriage. They'll be living as husband and wife with the same name, but specifically avoiding marriage so as not to lose spousal support from the ex.Is this actually a thing? That seems like a big loophole. I realize there are benefits from marriage she cannot get from the "fiance" without a legal marriage... and that a legal name change does not constitute a marriage, but this seems very sketchy to me.

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RobertJDFL

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I am divorced I am currently getting alimony I want know can

I am divorced I am currently getting alimony I want know can I live with my bf still get my alimony? In my divorce decree it only says my alimony will end if time ends, if I die,or if I get remarried. Does not say anything that my alimonyWill end if I move in with my bf so I like to know would it be ok for me move in with my bf would I still receive my alimony?

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What income is used during a divorce for determining assets

What income is used during a divorce for determining assets split and suing for the other share etc? My recent income has dramatically changed as the divorce is ongoing and the ex is going for equity and assets due to me being the primary income previously based on their job and income. This was based originally on last years taxes which i worked a lot of overtime taking on other shifts.Now, I will be down to roughly 2 days a week on average and am not full time. I need my savings to get me through and support my kids until this changes.

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I need a lawyer who is familiar with Louisiana divorce law.

I need a lawyer who is familiar with Louisiana divorce law. If you aren't familiar with Louisiana law, please don't answer. Just refund my money. Louisiana is like another country. I married in 2007. We had a pre nup but we only had one attorney, we did not disclose our assets and liabilities to each other so I question the validity of the pre nup. At the time I was making way more money than him and owned the home that he moved into after the wedding. We never established community property. I got really sick with a neurological illness and could no longer work in June of 2014. I took from my savings and paid off my 3200 sq ft. 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home and my BMW 335i. So he continued paying the monthly bills that he had already been paying. The only thing he paid that he wasn't paying before was the grocery bill. Before that we took turns buying groceries. I always paid the mortgage, the taxes, and the insurances on the house, as well as my own car insurance and car notes. One morning in July of 2015 at 5:30 am, he was leaving to go to the gym (or so I thought) and he walked up to me and just said he wasn't happy and he was leaving. I could no longer drive. He was supposed to take me to a dental appointment that morning. I had to cancel the appointment. I was also prepping for a colonoscopy which he was supposed to take me to the next day. We had slept in our bed together the night before. This was a Tuesday. He had secretly been moving things out of the house and from the back yard for days. He even had the dish network turned off and took all the tvs in the house. I had to prep for the procedure all alone without even a tv to watch. He filed for no fault divorce that morning. I was served a couple of months later. When it got closer to the time of the divorce, he presented me with an agreement to sign that he would hold off the divorce for a few months so I could have health insurance and he wanted $40,000 for the pool that he had paid to put in the back yard, which I never wanted. He cut down two 20 year old beautiful live oak trees and a 20 year old cypress tree. I signed the agreement because I had so many medical bills and was desperate. The attorney who did the pre nup won't fight against his own pre nup. I am currently being represented by an attorney who is a family friend. He says that I can petition the court as a "sick spouse" and can get up to 1/3 of his income. I still am unable to work. My present attorney also says I can petition the court to compel him to go to counseling. He has never even allowed me to talk to him about reconciliation because he feels so guilty. I know I can't stop the divorce entirely, but I need to stay on his health insurance. With my health issues, it will be hard for me to get insurance that I can afford. I know I need to get another attorney that will move faster with all of this. So please tell me with the information I have given you ---what can I do? I don't want this divorce. He only left because I got sick. We are both 57 years old. Please help me.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I live in Pennsylvania divorced for about 5 years. Have paid

I live in Pennsylvania divorced for about 5 years. Have paid spousal support never missing a payment for that whole time. Support to last another 3.5 to 4 years and is $800/ month. Recently had to go on medical leave because of a back injury and my income will be reduced significantly. I no longer have council under retainer since nothing has happened for the last 4 years. My lawyer is no longer working full time. I'm considering asking for relief of payment during my time off work. Must I retain a new lawyer to do this? If I must have council to do this I don't want to come up with $2K for the retainer. Is there a chance that I can retain council with a reduced retainer?

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I am completely out of money, and am overdrawn on my

I am completely out of money, and am overdrawn on my account. My ex will not help, so I feel I need to file on my own. I have tried asking him for for financial info since the beginning of June. He finally responded 2 weeks ago. Can I ask for support starting June 15th?

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I was issued a divorce judgement that will literally put me

I was issued a divorce judgement that will literally put me out in the street.Along with the division of assets the judge ordered payment support payment for over 8 years. I am basically living on a social security payment of $2100/month and I am ordered to pay $1700/month. After the liquidation of my savings I will not have money to live on even if I file bankruptcy.Can this judgement be appealed and if so can you help me find an appeals attorney.Thank you.

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