Family Law

Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Family Law
This answer was rated:

My girlfriend cashed out her retirement 12 years ago $12,000…

My girlfriend cashed out her...
My girlfriend cashed out her retirement 12 years ago $12,000 but didn't want a bank account in her name. She asked me to put it in my savings. We have lived together until now and I want to break up. She's asking for the money back but it was mutually spent by both of us. Over these years I have covered all of the living expenses and she's only maintained a part time job. What are my rights?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
10/20/2017
Loren
Loren, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 36,315
Experience: 30 plus years of experience.
Verified
Thank you for using JA. I am Loren, a licensed attorney for over 30 yrs., and I am here to help.
I am a certified expert on JustAnswer since 2009, with nearly 100% in 5 star ratings. So, we should be able to work through your problem.
I appreciate your patience as I review your question. I will post my response shortly.
This is general information and no attorney client relationship is established.
The site may ask you if you wish to speak by phone for an extra charge. Many find the phone call to be the easiest and fastest way to get the information they need without posting on a public forum. I am also happy to continue online.
There may be a slight delay in my replies as I am assisting other JA customers also. I will reply to your follow up questions.WHILE WE ARE CHATTING DO NOT CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO REQUEST A SECOND OPINION. IT WILL LOCK ME OUT OF THE CHAT AND PREVENT ME FROM REPLYING TO YOU.
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
You have no legsl obligation to return money used by both of you for your mutual household expenses. Besides that, the statute of limitations on any claim she may have had expired years ago. In other words, her claim, if she has one, is time barred.
You do not have a legsl debt.
If (and only if) you are completely satisfied that your question is answered, please remember to leave a favorable rating (click 5 stars in the rating section on this page). It is the only way that I am credited by JustAnswer for answering your question.
There is no additional charge to you for rating me favorably.
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Did you have further questions? Please let me know if your question was answered satisfactorily.
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi LorenVery helpful. Thank you.
You are very welcome.
If you have no further questions, and have not yet done so, please remember to leave a favorable rating (click 5 stars in the rating section on this page). It is the only way that I am credited by JustAnswer for answering your question.
There is no additional charge to you for rating me favorably.
A bonus is not expected, but is always appreciated.
Thank you!
Loren
Loren
Loren, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 36,315
Experience: 30 plus years of experience.
Verified
Loren and 87 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Loren Your Own Question
Loren
Loren
Loren, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 36,315
36,315 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 plus years of experience.

Loren 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
If I received a loan from a relative to pay off debt, can I
If I received a loan from a relative to pay off debt, can I list that on my FL-142 showing that the cards were paid off in order for my spouse to take on half of the debt that was paid? Additionally, … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
I live in Nebraska. My son Is 18 and will turn 19 on April
I live in Nebraska. My son Is 18 and will turn 19 on April 8. When does child support stop?… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,415 satisfied customers
If there was a divorce 10 years agp, ago And husband was
ago And husband was ordered to pay student loan debt ....now he says he's going to quit paying ....what can I do file contempt of court? … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
MBA
18,637 satisfied customers
My ex and I are going through a divorce and custody of our
My ex and I are going through a divorce and custody of our children. On May 1, 2016, I filled out and signed a patient intake form to take to my appointment. The patient intake form has a consent to e… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,182 satisfied customers
How to enforce a no contact order. Judge ordered a no
How to enforce a no contact order. Judge ordered a no contact order after denying my p.f.a against my 10 year old son's step father. Judge said there was enough evidence from court services after Inte… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
MBA
18,637 satisfied customers
I am a NJ Resident married for almost 9 years and I
Hi, I am a NJ Resident married for almost 9 years and I considering filing for divorce and want to know if I moved in my husband in 2009, and he signed over 1/2 the house to me, am I definately eligib… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
31,330 satisfied customers
Who has the legal right to dispose of ashes. My Son
Who has the legal right to dispose of ashes. My Son committed suicide almost a year ago. I paid for the funeral expenses and his wife took the ashes and plans to scatter them there in Utah. My exwife,… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,415 satisfied customers
I am interested in being a parent in hopes to adopt one day.
I am interested in being a foster parent in hopes to adopt one day. I was arrested in 1999 for possession of marijuana (small amount) and cocaine residue. Charges were eventually dropped. About 6 mont… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
MBA
18,637 satisfied customers
Filed for divorce and now answering the discovery questions
Filed for divorce and now answering the discovery questions from opposing counsel. One question is they want any trusts that I am a beneficiary of. Marriage was for 10 years. I along with my 3 sibling… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
56,777 satisfied customers
If my husband gets sued, will that affect my finacnes as his
if my husband gets sued, will that affect my finacnes as his wife? … read more
Loren
Loren
Lawyer
36,315 satisfied customers
My ex husband recently filed a motion to modify visitation
My ex husband recently filed a motion to modify visitation schedule to 50/50, because I didn't agree to one specific request he made for additional time. We are currently joint legal and physical with… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
31,330 satisfied customers
Is it legal for my divorce attorney to represent me and be
Is it legal for my divorce attorney to represent me and be the Corporate attorney for the company my estranged is employed by. He did not disclose this to me ever and the estranged husband made a joke… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Does getting married give any rights to the step parent?
Does getting married give any rights to the step parent? … read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,182 satisfied customers
Is there a possible way to fight for child support cause now
Is there a possible way to fight for child support cause now I just find out that the state put me on child support but not the father and I'm a single mom and I've been raising my daughter for five y… read more
QuickEasyLegalHelp
QuickEasyLegalHelp
147 satisfied customers
This sounds lijke a very easy question to answer...when I
This sounds lijke a very easy question to answer...when I write after the words 'ATTORNEY FOR' or after 'FIRM NAME' do I write IN PRO PER or IN PRO PER/RLDA or PRO PER?… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
In filling out her FL-300, my spouse left some sections
In filling out her FL-300, my spouse left some sections totally blank like section 5 on property control, so in the FL-320, would I just skip that section as well if I have no issues with property or … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
Can I use a certified counselor to admit child confessions
Can I use a certified counselor to admit child confessions iny9 evidence and thus about the hearsay objections? If so, what is the best practice?… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,182 satisfied customers
My wife has been in a wheel chair for 9 years with multiple
My wife has been in a wheel chair for 9 years with multiple sclerosis. When is my marriage no longer valid because she has been unable to complete her marital obligations. … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
MBA
18,637 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