Family Law

Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Family Law
This answer was rated:

I was divorced in 2009... My alimony is to get 30% percent

of commissions my x used...
I was divorced in 2009... My alimony is to get 30% percent of commissions my x used to make monthly. He is in sales in the medical industry. Since last year commissions have been small or non-existent. I'm hurting financially financially very bad. We were married for 33 yrs
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
6/6/2013
Meigs
Meigs, Family Law Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 1,346
Experience: I am well equipped to handle any family law problem you might have.
Verified

meigs004 :

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your situation. I have read your post, but what can I help you with? Are you wondering how to get a different or more definite amount of spousal support?

Customer: Most defiantly ..he has just built a brand new home with his girlfriend and I'm basically homeless.... I need to renegotiate my spousal support....especially after 33 hrs of marraige
meigs004 :

I understand. In order to seek a modification or a recalculation of permanent spousal support you will have to file a petition to modify the spousal support order. Generally, if there was an average that he could make from his commissions at the 30 percent, then you can petition the court to recalculate and reorder the payment of spousal support in that amount. Considering he has purchased and built a new house, and has apparently found a way to usurp the spousal support order by either making money elsewhere, or intentionally not selling as much so as to cause you financial hardship, you can put that in your petition, but you will need proof of it.

Customer: How do I get proof
meigs004 :

Well, you can get proof that he built the home, and that he makes money elsewhere, by filing what is known as discovery requests after you file the petition to modify the spousal support. Discovery requests are mean to gather that type of information.

Customer: How do I get info on discovery requests
meigs004 :

After you file for a modification, you would file a discovery requests which usually come in the form of asking interrogatories (i.e. questions), and request for production of documents (which is a request seeking documentation of his income).

Customer: This sounds very difficult.... Tell me where to start, I have no extra money to spend on lawyers...the divorce alone cat me mucho bucks....and I feel like I've been screwed
meigs004 :

I understand. The first step is to file the petition which will probably have to be drafted. You can consult your county clerk's office to see if they have a standard form with which you can file for the modification of the order. If they do not you will have to go to your local law library, or find a template online, and simply draft the document and file it with your county clerk to "start" the action.

meigs004 :

After you start the action, you can then seek to draft the questions, and requests for production of documents, and serve on him so that you can ascertain what and where his money has gone.

Customer: Thnkyou
meigs004 :

You are very welcome, do you have any other questions?

meigs004 :

If not, please provide a positive rating by selecting the smiley face and submitting.

Customer: I have many but too tired.....I just want to be financially comfortable so I can at least have my own place..I think iI at the least I deserve this.
meigs004 :

I certainly understand, and your judicial relief can be found in the steps I gave you, I wish you the best of luck!

meigs004 :

If you have no other questions, please do not forget to provide a positive rating.

Customer: Thanks
meigs004 :

Thank you. Have a great rest of your evening.

Customer: U as well
meigs004 :

Thanks

meigs004 :

Please do not forget to provide the rating.

Meigs
Meigs, Family Law Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 1,346
Experience: I am well equipped to handle any family law problem you might have.
Verified
Meigs and 87 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Meigs Your Own Question
Meigs
Meigs
Meigs, Family Law Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 1,346
1,346 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I am well equipped to handle any family law problem you might have.

Meigs is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,875 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,415 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,398 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,787 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Since we are divorcing how can I get alimony or spousal
since we are divorcing how can I get alimony or spousal support? … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,779 satisfied customers
Since we are divorcing how can I get alimony or spousal
since we are divorcing how can I get alimony or spousal support? … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,865 satisfied customers
I just spoke to you regarding spousal support in Ohio. It's
I just spoke to you regarding spousal support in Ohio. It's asking for more money and I have a Me membership.… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,865 satisfied customers
My spousal support was lowered due ex husband couldn't
My spousal support was lowered due ex husband couldn't afford to pay. But now I found out he was married at the time and he didn't disclose it. Can I do something about it … read more
Sue
Sue
Juris Doctorate
241 satisfied customers
Getting a divorce in PA wife is asking for alimony we were
Getting a divorce in PA wife is asking for alimony we were married 7 years how much and how long is she entitled to alimony … read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
1,962 satisfied customers
Spousal support in Maryland can be modified for a number of
Spousal support in Maryland can be modified for a number of factors including "substantial" increase or decrease in income. What is considered substantial?… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,865 satisfied customers
How is one expected to pay spousal support when the family
How is one expected to pay spousal support when the family budget runs a deficit every month and the total income of the family is from SSDI and Veteran's Disability Compensation? Does the court expec… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,398 satisfied customers
I was denied spousal support because I was convicted of
I was denied spousal support because I was convicted of domestic violence. I broke the telephone so she couldn't call the police during an argument we were having. The courts left it open to be determ… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
1,962 satisfied customers
I filed a spousal support giving up my rights and now I
I filed a spousal support giving up my rights and now I don't want to give up my rights I wanted to do a cost of living raise. … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,698 satisfied customers
I need help with the enforcement of a spousal support
I need help with the enforcement of a spousal support agreement from Virginia. I live in tn the respondent lives in va...what court or state do I use to get this heard? … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,865 satisfied customers
I need some spousal support advice for my divorce. Ca. No a
Hi Pearl, I need some spousal support advice for my divorce … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
This is a CA divorce alimony question. In our court order I
Good afternoon,This is a CA divorce alimony question. In our court order I was to pay my Ex $1800 month for the rest of her life or until she got married. She go married June 10th of this year. So my … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,865 satisfied customers
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT DIVORCE/SEPARATION, SPOUSAL SUPPORT.
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT DIVORCE/SEPARATION, SPOUSAL SUPPORT … read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,693 satisfied customers
I've been divorced since 1999, but spousal support stopped
I've been divorced since 1999, but spousal support stopped in 2000. Ex-husband worked as pilot for United Airlines. How can I claim this back support? I have not remarried. … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,698 satisfied customers
Are husbands able to get spousal support? California
Are husbands able to get spousal support? JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: California JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet? Customer: … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
11,875 satisfied customers
When does temporary spousal support end and spousal support
when does temporary spousal support end and spousal support begin. At my initial hearing I was ordered to pay $2000 per month of temporary spousal support. At the divorce hearing, the Judge ordered me… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I have a question concerning spousal support in Oklahoma...
I have a question concerning spousal support in Oklahoma... … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,865 satisfied customers
I received spousal support after my divorce in 2005. I
I received spousal support after my divorce in 2005. I cohabited with a boyfriend for 3 years and my ex sued for termination of support, which was, in fact, terminated. The cohabitation lasted from 20… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,141 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x