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Uswah Ayesha Khan

Uswah Khan’s Answers

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  • I recently got served with divorce papers. Do I have to file an appearance?

    i recently got served with divorce papers. Do I have to file an appearance on my behalf? If so, how do I do that? If I hire an attorney, do they have to file an appearance, too? I'm not sure I understand what the word appearance means. Thank you s...

    Uswah’s Answer

    Hello. If you are not planning on hiring a lawyer you should file the appearance. If you will be getting a lawyer, then let the lawyer file the appearance on your behalf. Good luck!

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  • Married in India , currently both partners on H1b

    I am an Indian citizen , married in India in 2010 , both me and my wife are currently in US on H1B visa and we have been separated for over 9 months now and now I would like to file for divorce and she is willing to sign the papers , is it a possi...

    Uswah’s Answer

    As long as you have resided in the State of Ct for over one year and intend on residing here until the pendency of your divorce, you can go ahead and file for divorce. Good luck!

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  • Husband bough house months before we got married, I was pregnant when I came from another country of course to our home.

    Now these days and when my husband is mad, he always said: get out of my house, so this house it is not mine too. The house is on his name? do I have any rights on the house, we have two children!

    Uswah’s Answer

    Do not let him scare you. You are both married, it is the marital residence he has no right whatsoever to kick you out or to say get out.

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  • My house is in my name only and I've been married for just 1 yr and will soon fill for divorce due to assault,

    Does he have any claim to my house if we divorced

    Uswah’s Answer

    Given that your purchased the house with your money and kept the funds separate for mortgage etc., he should not have a claim to the house in such a short marriage.

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  • I got married in RI but reside in CT, which state do I have to file for divorce?

    Was assaulted by my husband, what state do I file for divorce in. If I don't get divorced am I leagally responsible for him if anything happens?My house is in my name only, is he entitled to any profits when I sell

    Uswah’s Answer

    The requirements for a divorce to be filed in CT are:
    (1) One of the parties to the marriage has been a resident of this state for at least the twelve months next preceding the date of the filing of the complaint or next preceding the date of the decree; or
    (2) one of the parties was domiciled (lives) in this state at the time of the marriage and returned to this state with the intention of permanently remaining before the filing of the complaint; or
    (3) the cause for the dissolution of the marriage arose after either party moved into this state.
    Any property will be decided by the judge if you and your soon to be ex husband cannot agree on who keeps the house. Good luck.

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  • Husband claims I'm not paying bills. Taking me back to court.

    I am in the process of getting a divorce. My husband makes 2.5 times what I make. He has changed the bills to go to his po box and is claiming I'm not paying them. I am doing the best I can given my lack of income. He goes ahead and pays the mortg...

    Uswah’s Answer

    Make sure you have all your statements and proof of payments ready to go, including any emails or texts between your husband showing he jumps to pay everything. Do not be intimidated, you and your husband should meet with family relations first where they offer mediation to see if you can reach an agreement before seeing the judge. If things get uncontrollable for you, let the court know and ask for a continuance so you can hire an attorney to assist you through the process. Good luck.

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  • Alimony after Divorce agreement settled Question

    I finally got divorced under a written agreement. It was done by her lawyer. My question is about one of the settled divorce agreement: In writing it was agreed I would pay $1 a year, but she doesnt pay me any alimony. And this is non modif...

    Uswah’s Answer

    If the Agreement specifically says non modifiable, then it cannot be modified. Usually it will say more, non modifiable as to term or amount. Also, once you waive alimony from her, you can never go back and ask for it again.

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  • Is there a better time to file divorce to get child custody

    I am a female and have been in a 10 year marriage. Have 2 kids - one is 1 year old and another 4 years. Our marriage relationship has been going down the drain. I am doing my best to hold on for the sake and benefit of the kids. I believe the kids...

    Uswah’s Answer

    In my opinion, there is never a "right" or "wrong" time to get divorced. If you are still milling around about the idea of it, I would suggest going to marriage counseling first to see if you can work things out. If you come to the decision that your marriage has broken down (irretrievable break down as they call it in CT) with no hope of reconciliation, then I suggest you file for divorce for your sanity and well being regardless of what age the children are.

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  • Counterclaims divorce

    Can both parties do counterclaims in divorce? ?

    Uswah’s Answer

    The party that first files does so with a "complaint", the response is an "answer and counter complaint".

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  • Legal term

    When you file for divorce and are concerned that one of two party's May change mind papers are drawn up so that the other can continue divorce without starting over. What is this called??

    Uswah’s Answer

    You will need to draft an answer and counterclaim to the original complaint. The court will charge your $350 for entering the counter complaint because it is essentially your compliant (if the filing party decides to withdraw).

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