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are there any attorneys in or near Greenville SC that can practice

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are there any attorneys in or near Greenville SC that can practice family law (divorce/alimony issues) in the state of California?

Samuel-II :

Hi

Customer:

hello

Samuel-II :

I suggest you try the SC Bar Association for a referral service. The Referral Service will be able to put you in touch with a SC attorney who is also licensed in California. I will get you that contact information

Customer:

oh ok

Customer:

sounds good

Customer:

may I ask another question?

Samuel-II :

You can call(NNN) NNN-NNNN In Richland and Lexington counties, call(NNN) NNN-NNNN

Samuel-II :

Yes.

Samuel-II :

You may ask

Customer:

Am I entitled to ask for my ex husbands W2's every year or so to see what he has been making?

Customer:

When we first divorced the settlement was for $2600 per month alimony...

Samuel-II :

You can only request them if you have a pending matter

Samuel-II :

So if you are seeking to modify the support, then you can subpoena his W2s. I believe that is every 2 years

Customer:

Then last year (4 1/2 years into the agreement) he lost his job and had a cut in pay of about %15 .... the judge cut my alimony to $1675. I didn't feel it was fair

Samuel-II :

that you can file for the modification in California

Customer:

oh ok

Samuel-II :

You will need to wait to file the modification. I am sorry your support was cut

Customer:

well the original agreement was to set to end in the year 2020... even though we were married for over 25 years... I want to take him back to court to get the settlement extended for life... what are my chances?

Samuel-II :

Every thing is evaluated on a case by case basis, you see

Samuel-II :

If you can show that you will have a need for lifetime support, then it may be granted

Customer:

oh?

Samuel-II :

that is what is going to be required.

Customer:

well I am disabled now.... and have only SS

Samuel-II :

Alimony is based on need and ability to pay

Samuel-II :

So if you are disabled and can show you will need it for your life, then you should certainly request such a modification.

Customer:

oh ok.... and if he is able to pay I may have a case?

Samuel-II :

Yes

Customer:

I have a mental disorder and that was one of the reasons he filed for divorce

Customer:

ok. that makes me f eel better

Samuel-II :

I see.

Samuel-II :

Good. Yes, you have a chance. But you will need to wait to file.

Customer:

Samuel I really appreciate your help..... how long will I need to wait?

Samuel-II :

If it was just modified, you need to wait the 2 years

Customer:

ok... so about 2014 at least

Customer:

ok

Samuel-II :

I mean you can file it now. Though if you consult with a local attorney they will tell you no sense in filing now

Samuel-II :

because it could be dismissed. Well, that's what you should be told anyway

Customer:

I see. I must be patient... it is just so hard... he left me for my best friend. That really bothers me so much... and I just found out they got married about a year ago

Customer:

divorce is so cruel.

Customer:

oh well... I thank you for your time

Samuel-II :

Yes. It is never pleasant

Samuel-II :

You're welcome.

Customer:

please be well.... and have a good evening...

Samuel-II :

Thank you. You too.

Samuel-II :

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Customer:

peace to you Samuel II

Customer:

You are so welcome... I am happy with your help

Customer:

bye bye

Samuel-II :

Have a nice night. Bye

Samuel-II :

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