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  • Should your own attorney ask you questions during your custody deposition?

    Should your own attorney ask you questions during your deposition?

    Wendy’s Answer

    The opposing attorney will ask you questions and your answers will be recorded by an official court reporter. Your attorney will not ask questions unless to clarify a confusing answer.

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  • Alimony term or life?

    What is the proper length of alimony for a 14 year maariage?

    Wendy’s Answer

    The Court looks at several factors when determining alimony including, but not limited to: the actual need and ability of the parties to pay, the duration of the marriage, the age and health of the parties, the earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills, and employability of the parties, etc. However, a good starting point is to use a third of the difference in the parties' gross incomes.

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  • How do I obtain consent order form to reduce the amount of money i pay for alimony?

    My ex is willing to negotiate the payments to be reduced.

    Wendy’s Answer

    I recommend you hire an attorney to draft the consent order. It is an agreement between you and your ex that is submitted to the court and signed by a judge. A consent order is specific to the case and differs from case to case.

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  • Should I present my final pp in court at our hearing next month or settle below what I'm asking? Am I entitled to 50/50?

    We are having our pretrail conference next week and our final hearing in March. We finally entered a final temporary plan (its changed 3 times) earlier this month. I have my daughter wen-thur on my off weeks and thur-sun every other weekend. Nothi...

    Wendy’s Answer

    You should consult with an experienced Family Law attorney immediately to discuss your matter. I realize money is an issue but it may cost you more in the end if your rights are not protected.

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  • There's a lawyer in Accra,Ghana claiming to be a lawyer named Barrister Williams Trudel.I don't think he is a legit attorney.

    Claiming he has some documents he want me to sign in order to gain inheritance of some woman I met online.

    Wendy’s Answer

    If someone is asking you for money before they will give you money that belongs to you, it is a scam.

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  • Should I get a prenup?

    My boyfriend and I just got engaged and I was wondering if I should get a prenup before we get married? I own the house we live in. Neither of us has children. I have read some articles that state prenups can be overturned during a divorce anyw...

    Wendy’s Answer

    I agree with the answer above. The law may also change and the prenup gives you something you can depend on.

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  • Can I file to emancipate child after 4 yr. undergraduate degree.?

    Divorce decree states"both parties shall each contribute to costs of college edu. in accordance with their ability to pay same at time child becomes f/t matriculating student,diligently pursuing a degree on a continual four year basis after max. u...

    Wendy’s Answer

    According to the description of the language in your agreement, you have only cited to the contribution to college portion. Your agreement may include language that details the emancipation or termination of child support which would control this issue.

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  • I have a 3yr old daughter and my bf and I would like to move out of state due to a job opportunity he has gotten.

    I have a 3yr old daughter and my bf and I would like to move out of state due to a job opportunity he has gotten. It is a significant pay raise and I would be able to get a job down there ( Florida) as well. My daughters father is not going to say...

    Wendy’s Answer

    If you file a motion, a court will want you to show a good faith reason for the move. The court will analyze several factors such as the reason you want to move, the reason why your daughter's father want her to stay, educational, health, and recreational resources available to your daughter in each state, resources to address any special needs or talents of the child in each state, if visitation and communication schedule can be developed that will allow the father to maintain a full and continuous relationship with your daughter and many other factors. It is recommended that you seek the assistance of an attorney due to the complex nature of the motion.

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  • Can my husband cancel my health insurance even though we still have not even started divorce proceedings? Will I be notified?

    My husband voluntarily left the marriage and moved back to his mothers. He told me he already has a divorce attorney but I haven't received anything in the mail. I want to set up doctors appointments but I am not sure if I will still be covered ...

    Wendy’s Answer

    All insurance including health should be maintained while the divorce is still pending. After the divorce is finalized you are no longer considered a "family" member who can take advantage of the employer-based health insurance policy. If your health is of concern, there may be other options than obtaining a divorce such as a separation agreement. I recommend seeking the advise of an attorney now rather than waiting to be served by your husband.

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  • How do I make a case for Increasing Alimony in amount and duration?

    I was recently divorced 3-months ago. The alimony I'm receiving is not nearly enough for me to live. I need guidance on what do I need to put in my motion that I have to file immediately because this can't be right that I don't to live a basic r...

    Wendy’s Answer

    In order to have a modification of your alimony amount, you must file a motion to modify your property settlement agreement or appeal the order of the court. Your property settlement agreement may contain conditions limiting modification. If the court finds that a changed of circumstances, it will hold a full hearing on need and ability to pay. I recommend that an attorney review the property settlement agreement or court order to advise if any motion or appeal would be beneficial at this time.

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