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Cheryl Calloway’s Answers

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  • Spousal support rights for wife when husband is placed in a long term nursing facility and husband's children are POA?

    Wife is 93yrs. old on fixed income and husbands income is much more. Husband's children wants wife to pay bills around the home since the father is in a nursing facility. Home is paid for and the husband has always paid the utilities and propert...

    Cheryl’s Answer

    I cannot answer this question based on the information provided. Need additional information such as the capacity of the wife and husband, how children became POA for the husband, why they want the wife to pay at this point, etc.

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  • My daughter's father is paying but it isn't the correct amount and or miss payment. Can I sue for the back payments

    I just need answers

    Cheryl’s Answer

    You can always sue. The issue is whether you can collect. Is he paying pursuant to a court order or an arrangement the two of you worked out? If a court order is involved it will be easier to get restitution than if it is based on your own agreement.

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  • Does my ex wife's pregnancy with another man change my chances of getting full custody of our child?

    My ex and I have been divorced for over a year and I have remarried. We have joint custody, but my ex was evicted (2nd time) , is on probation for misdemeanor (3rd arrest) and her relocation caused my child to lose place at a 2nd scool in a row. M...

    Cheryl’s Answer

    Not necessarily. The issue for the Court is going to be the 'best interest of the child" so the proof you will need to provide will be why the child would be better off in your custody.

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  • Is it possible to get a divorce on grounds of financial neglect attributed to a husband who refuses to contribute fairly?

    I was previously married, then widowed, purchased a home in the District in my own name with proceeds from sale of previous home owned with my deceased 1st husband. I have two children with my 2nd husband and we reside in the house I purchased....

    Cheryl’s Answer

    DC is a "no fault" state which means you can get a divorce if you meet the basic criteria (voluntary separation for 6 months with no cohabitation (i.e. no sex) - which means that you both agreed to the separation or involuntary separation for 12 months without cohabitation prior to the date of the filing of the complaint for divorce. In addition, one of the parties has to have been a resident of DC for at least 6 months. The remainder of your issues will go to property division and support after the divorce.

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