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  • Do I need to file these forms even if me and my husband are not fighting for custody in our divorce

    Information on Suit Affecting the Family Relationship (Bureau of Vital Statistics - VS-165) we agreed to share custody of the children and we don't want child support

    James’s Answer

    You really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the State Bar of Texas (see the link below) for more information. Good luck to you.

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  • What can I do?

    My wife and I are separated, not legally, she moved out though. We had an argument and she called the police and got a no contact order against me. We have a 9 month old son together. Within a week of separating she started dating someone. My ques...

    James’s Answer

    You really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the State Bar of Montana (see the link below) for more information. Good luck to you.

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  • Am I screwed? Divorce and custody

    Im currently going through a divorce, also have a "Domestic Violence case" I'm currently fighting. Attached with this DV charge the DA also added the charge of Child Abuse since they say my Daughter was present during the alleged incident. Human...

    James’s Answer

    You really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the Colorado Bar Association (see the link below) for more information. Good luck to you.

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  • Does anyone review divorce papers for free at a consultation? I want to make sure I am not signing something I should not be.

    My husband and I agreed on everything.

    James’s Answer

    u really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the State Bar of New Mexico (see the link below) for more information. Good luck to you.

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  • Looking for a divorce lawyer and I do not have a lot of money

    Divorce

    James’s Answer

    You really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the Pennsylvania Bar Association (see the link below) for more information. Another idea is for you to contact Pennsylvania Legal Assistance (see link below) to see if they have an office close to your home and if you qualify for a no-cost attorney. Good luck to you.

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  • In my divorce trial, the ruling says the court cant order me to stay in marital residence or move out after judgement

    would my soon ex to be have to take me to another court to make me move out? must he start after the judgement is signed? how long the process takes? if i appeal, would he still have option to make me leave or he has to wait until final ...

    James’s Answer

    You really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the the State Bar of California (see the link below) for more information. Good luck to you.

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  • My husband filed NH divorce yesterday. I've been in Maine 6 out of 7 months. Can I file tomorrow in Maine? How does this work?

    A pending divorce. I lent my husband my inheritance of $156,875.00 To pay off our mortgage 11 years ago Nov 2004. . with a verbal agreement over 8 years @ 0% interest. I was "the bank" He paid 7 months @$1500 per month until he found out in NH t...

    James’s Answer

    The answer to this question is perhaps the most frustrating of all lawyer answers: it depends. It will depend upon a variety of factors, including which state may or must assert its jurisdiction over the parties, the state that was considered the last marital domicile, the effect of your actual, physical separation from your husband, and other factors. The bottom line is you really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the Maine State Bar Association (see the link below) for more information. Good luck to you.

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  • In my divorce trial, the ruling says the court cant order me to stay in marital residence or move out after judgement

    would my soon ex to be have to take me to another court to make me move out? must he start after the judgement is signed? how long the process takes? if i appeal, would he still have option to make me leave or he has to wait until final ...

    James’s Answer

    You really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the the State Bar of California (see the link below) for more information. Good luck to you.

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  • Petitioner never rexpounded to my counter petition.

    I filed a counter petition. Respondent hasn't responded. It has been 51 days. Seeking default judgement. Is a service confirmation is acceptable rather than citation? All other requirements are met.

    James’s Answer

    You really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the State Bar of Texas (see the link below) for more information. Good luck to you.

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  • Can I keep my house if I get a divorce

    I bought my house before I got married in 1990

    James’s Answer

    The answer to this question is perhaps the most frustrating of all lawyer answers: it depends. It will depend upon a variety of factors, including most importantly how the law in Delaware will classify the house: whether it is your own, pre-marital separate property or whether it is a joint, marital property to be divided up by the court as a part of your divorce case. The bottom line is you really should find a lawyer in your area who will give you a no-cost or low-cost initial consultation to answer your questions. To do that, click on the Find a Lawyer tab above. If you prefer not to contact an attorney at this point, because you are worried about money or because you wish to help yourself to get some basic information or for any other reason, you should contact the Delaware State Bar Association (see the link below) for more information. Good luck to you.

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