Spousal support is owed so long as you are spouses. If alimony is necessary in your case, you will get credit for the number of years of spousal support that you have paid. Also, if she is receiving support and tries to drag out the divorce, you may motion the court to end it. These are issues to raise with an attorney.
No, bankruptcy should not effect your custody situation. The only thing that could would be the problems that led to bankruptcy. For example, if you are unable to feed your children, or are homeless, or other things like that.
No, and it is not relevant to the question of child custody. What would you do if you found out who it is?
Focus on the important issues. You child needs help and you are the parent. Make sure you spend lots of time with your child. If you do not have a custody order, file for custody right away. If you receive 40-50% custody time with your child, you will be able to get a reduction in the child support amount that you will be paying and you will have the satisfaction of having a great...
The answer to your question most likely depends upon the length of the marriage and how financially disadvantaged you will be, or, to put it another way, how big of a change in lifestyle the divorce will cause for you. These are two of the considerations in awarding alimony. A long marriage with one spouse doing well and the other barely getting by is a candidate for alimony.
This is an estate planning question, not a child support question. The answer is that a trust could do exactly what you are asking about here. You need to find someone with good judgment and you can set out the parameters for using the trust funds. These are all possibilities that an estate planner can discuss with you. Many of the rules governing trusts are complex, so you should not use a trust kit or forms.
If you are suggesting that he has not had contact and that you wish to force him to have contact with his children, you have no legal recourse. He is damaging his own rights as a parent by not exercising them, but it is difficult to make someone do something that he or she does not want to. I suggest you try telling him how much his children need him. Find some literature about the importance of father's in children's lives and then ask him to at least take them to a park for a few hours. That...
Mr. Levine and Ms. Hillbush have given you good advice. The important thing to remember is that you do have options and rights., but you have to take some simple steps to enforce them. Take those steps by visiting an attorney.
I am sorry that you are facing this situation. No, you do not really need a lawyer to file for divorce. You may file representing yourself. That is your constitutional right. It is not difficult to find some self-help books.
But here you are on Avvo posting questions of a complex nature, hoping for advice from lawyers. The fact that you posted this question suggests that you need an attorney. Given the nature of the facts, you have a lot to lose. The loss may affect the next twenty years of...
You need an agreement that is signed by you and the other party and that can be filed with the court. So long as you have that, and the other party does not oppose the relocation of the child, you do not have to go to court. Make sure that you have a document that deals with all of the issues that are relevant to custody.