Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Family Law Questions
I was divorced in NJ in 2008 after a 23 year marriage.
I was divorced in NJ in 2008 after a 23 year marriage. Property was settled by equitable distribution with me getting a set alimony which at the time was considered 'permanent alimony.' I am 64, on so… read more
Bruce Schreiber
Bruce Schreiber
Juris Doctor
1,426 satisfied customers
My question is regarding potential alimony. We're in Georgia
Hello. My question is regarding potential alimony. We're in Georgia & have been married 22 years. No prior marriages, children, assets/debts. No infidelity, abuse or inheritances. Two kids in college … read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
Juris Doctor
2,086 satisfied customers
Can my ex-spousal decrease my alimony after I been received
Can my ex-spousal decrease my alimony after I been received for 28 years? In my divorce decree said that the alimony will stop when I remarry or my ex-spousal die. Thank you for your help.… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
47,584 satisfied customers
I am going to see an attorney soon about filing divorce. I
Hello, I am going to see an attorney soon about filing for a divorce. I would like to know what the process is and am hoping you can help. I am 56 years old, I live in Texas, have been married 25 year… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,994 satisfied customers
I live in the state of California. I got divorced from a 12
Hello, I live in the state of California. I got divorced from a 12 yrs marriage iand it was finalized in 2011. She was a stay home mom so that mean my alimony is $950/month for life (i think). 1. Afte… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,994 satisfied customers
Massachusetts alimony reform update.....is it true to that
Massachusetts alimony reform update.....is it true to that Supreme court has determined that the new law only applies to divorces after the date of inception of the new law in 2012? Is there any recou… read more
Lucy, Esq.
Lucy, Esq.
Juris Doctor
27,390 satisfied customers
I am in SC. I have been divorced + years and have paid
I am in SC. I have been divorced for 20+ years and have paid $12000 per year in permanent alimony plus have maintained a $225k life insurance policy with the ex wife as beneficiary. I am 64 and just b… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
125,498 satisfied customers
My husband and I are paying his ex-wife 60k year in
Hi. My husband and I are paying his ex-wife 60k year in alimony. (There is no child support. All kids are grown.) This amount was determined in court at the time of the divorce 3-12 years ago. His ex-… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
I have a friend from the Philippines who is married to a US
I have a friend from the Philippines who is married to a US citizen. Her husband married in the U.S. They lived together and were married in Mississippi. He committed adultery and she has proof. He ac… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
3,019 satisfied customers
I was awarded permanent alimony around 1997, of $1,200/month.
I was awarded permanent alimony around 1997, of $1,200/month. Mr ex husb is a doctor and I am a nurse. At the time of the divorce I had been unemployed caring for home/children for >10 years. We ha… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,856 satisfied customers
My husbands ex-wife has a garnishment order on his salary
My husband's ex-wife has a garnishment order on his salary from NJ (equitable dist St). We are married and live in community property state (AZ). Can I protest the order since half of his salary suppo… read more
Amber E.
Amber E.
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
1,438 satisfied customers
Can my x wife get alimony rasie after 10 years divoice. Have
Can my x wife get alimony rasie after 10 years divoice. Have paid temp alimony 3 years before divoice. Have paid rehabilitave alimony 2 years. Having been paying alimony for 7 years to date Now see is… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,607 satisfied customers
I live in Connecticut. My divorce decree states that my ex
I live in Connecticut. My divorce decree states that my ex husband may apply for alimony modification when he is allowed, per the decree, to retire at age 66 1/2. He is self employed and I hold no sta… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,856 satisfied customers
When court awards long term or permanent alimony, is inflation
When court awards long term or permanent alimony, is inflation ever accounted for in any way. For example, an award of $30,000/year today would not be worth $30,000 in 10 years.… read more
originallawyer
originallawyer
Attorney at Law
Doctoral Degree
905 satisfied customers
My husband has been paying alimony to his ex-wife (she also
My husband has been paying alimony to his ex-wife (she also receives half of his military retirement) for 14 years now. The language in the settlement stated he was to pay her unless something changed… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
31,853 satisfied customers
I have been divorced a year and a half. I had a chronic illness while we were marrie
I have been divorced a year and a half. I had a chronic illness while we were married, but agreed to the terms of my settlement based on the fact that I thought (and my ex convinced me) that I would g… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney-at-Law
JD
23,525 satisfied customers
married 5.5 years...divorce may be just around the corner...i
married 5.5 years...divorce may be just around the corner...i earn appx 120,000 / yr...she earns appx 30,000...2 stepchildren (both hers) 19 / 21...both live at home...1 going to school / 1 no school.… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
6,615 satisfied customers
My husband earns approximately $85,000.00 per year I have limited
My husband earns approximately $85,000.00 per year I have limited marketable skills and earn $1,000.00 per month. We have been married 29 years I am asking for $1,250.00 per month would that be reason… read more
Joseph Leon
Joseph Leon
Member
Juris Doctorate
270 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).

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

11,971 satisfied customers

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

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 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.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,624 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,607 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

3,019 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

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