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  • What is the difference between a cross-motion and a counterclaim to divorce/dissolution? And what forms do you need to respond?

    Filed a motion for divorce. Defendant filed a cross-motion. Unsure how to respond and what forms I need. Cannot afford an attorney.

    Robert’s Answer

    You file a Complaint for divorce, not a motion. A proper response is a counterclaim, not a cross-motion.

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  • Can I file charges on this attorney through the bar?

    I am currently going through a divorce in the state of Tn. Before divorce papers were filed or lawyers retained I found a pill bottle of antidepressants in my wife's bag at home which were prescribed to her now attorney. I have since turned the...

    Robert’s Answer

    Something sounds shady. It appears they have some sort of relationship. Have you discussed it with your lawyer?

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  • Refusing to come get personal property during a divorce proceeding?

    I've been going through a divorce for two years, and have ask my husband numerous times to come get his personal belongings and he refuses. Can I charge him a storage fee?

    Robert’s Answer

    Do you have an attorney? If so, ask him. If not, you should first consult with a respected, experienced and local divorce attorney to discuss the facts of your case in detail.

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  • 15 post divorce. Can sett. agreement/custody be adjusted to meet current lifestyles since children are over 21?

    One child has developmental disabilities. Schedule states alternate wknds and two days/week. This is not practical or possible after all these years. Is it possible to update the agreement even though it states that after that child turned 21 ...

    Robert’s Answer

    You should first consult with a respected, experienced and local divorce attorney to discuss the facts of your case in detail.

    Generally, agreements are binding until such time as a court changes them. Good luck.

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  • Is my legal separation agreement binding if I drop my husband off my insurance as agreed in the separation agreement

    Legal agreement specifies I am no longer responsible for his coverage as of July 1,2015. But he was not officially taken off and is now in the hospital and has applied for Medicare which hospital says he is eligible. Can I take him off my insuranc...

    Robert’s Answer

    You should first consult with a respected, experienced and local divorce attorney to discuss the facts of your case in detail.

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  • Getting a divorce in another state.

    I was married in 2012 in Tampa florida. My ex and I seperated about 3 months later. She now lives in Chicago Illinois and I live in cincinnati Ohio. I want a divorce or an anolment. What do I need to do?

    Robert’s Answer

    You should first consult with a respected, experienced and local divorce attorney to discuss the facts of your case in detail.

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  • I have a lawyer and I feel he not doing his all. I have proof my husband committed adultery. He also abandoned us.

    I also saw pictures of him and her with guns. I immediately found a lawyer and filed for divorce and a restraining order. I filed this in November of 2014. My lawyer kept saying I could not get my divorce until we settle an agreement on our child....

    Robert’s Answer

    You should start by discussing these issues directly and frankly with your current attorney. If you are no satisfied with the explanation, you should consult with a respected, experienced and local divorce attorney to discuss the facts of your case in detail.

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  • Getting a divorce in another state.

    I was married in 2012 in Tampa florida. My ex and I seperated about 3 months later. She now lives in Chicago Illinois and I live in cincinnati Ohio. I want a divorce or an annulment. What do I need to do?

    Robert’s Answer

    You should first consult with a respected, experienced and local divorce attorney to discuss the facts of your case in detail. Generally, you file for divorce in the state that has jurisdiction. The place of the marriage is irrelevant to this analysis. I f you have lived in Ohio for the requisite period of time, you can file in Ohio. Good luck.

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  • For no-fault divorce, can I have my ex pay for back taxes garnished from my paycheck?

    Filed taxes jointly in 2010 and 2011; due to nonpayment, i am being garnished for back taxes; I have been filing single in 2012, 2013, and 2014; Ex was self employed, now unemployed, and no where to be found. When filing for divorce, can I ask th...

    Robert’s Answer

    The court has the power to order your ex- to pay you for that, but whether you are entitled to that relief depends upon the circumstances. Also, if you cannot find your ex-spouse, an order directing payment may be worth less than the paper it is printed on.

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  • Can a judge in a divorce settlement order one party of a married couple to sign a quick claim deed

    The quick claim deed would remove that party from any ownership to the property but remain on the mortgage. This is on a property in NJ. If this person refuses to sign can she be held in contempt of court.

    Robert’s Answer

    The judge can make any order regarding the distribution of assets, including the one you describe.

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