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Christopher Michael Schmiedeke

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  • If i file the petition for divorce on my own and then need a lawyer would that hurt me in the process?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Not necessarily. The new attorney can amend the pleadings later. What interests me about your post is why you feel the need to be the first to file.

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  • If divorced in Arizona with spousal maintenance , would Texas common law marriage be grounds for him to terminate my support?

    Christopher’s Answer

    It can terminate your maintenance, but you need to determine if you are common law married.

    Have to agree to be married, cohabitate, and hold yourself out to the public as being married.

    Talk to a local attorney.

    Good luck.

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  • How can I get a divorce in Collin County Texas from an addict without losing my home and small savings?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Contact a local attorney and discuss your rights. There is simply too much to go into on this forum.

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  • Will my spouse get half even if the account is only under my name.

    Christopher’s Answer

    The only question that has to be answered regarding any asset is - was it accrued, purchased or obtained during the marriage. If the answer is yes, then it is community property regardless of whose name is on it.

    Speak to an attorney about your case and they will be able to help you understand how property is designated.

    Good luck.

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  • Can I move out of my house immediatley or should I wait until the divorce is final? I don't want to give up any rights

    Christopher’s Answer

    You do not give up rights to the marital property by moving out of it. However, you may be giving up rights to your children if you and your spouse cease to agree on things.

    You really should talk to an attorney before making this decision.

    Good luck.

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  • Do I need to close my bank account before I get my divorce, so that my spouse has no access to it. It is only under my name.

    Christopher’s Answer

    If he has no access to the account then I do not see why you would need to close it. Additionally, be aware that many courts have orders that go into place immediately upon filing for divorce that prohibit you from altering accounts.

    Good luck to you b

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  • Seeking inexpensive uncontested divorce lawyer.

    Christopher’s Answer

    We are not really allowed to sell our services on here. This is more of a place for helping with answers to general legal questions.

    However you can click on the profile of any lawyer who you see on here and contact them or you can do an Avvo search.

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  • My soon to be ex owes child support and is seeking my pension, will child support intercede on pension payout?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Property division and child support are two different issues and will be handled separately.

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  • How do I complete a divorce without her involved?

    Christopher’s Answer

    You will have to officially serve her with the petition. If she drags her feet then, the Court can enter the decree of divorce without her.

    You should contact an attorney to help you. It will make your life much easier.

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  • Can my husband keep me out of the house because he owned it before we were married?

    Christopher’s Answer

    No he cannot. You need to get an attorney asap to get you back in the house and get him out. If you have not contacted the authorities for him assaulting you, that is something else to discuss with the attorney.

    Time is of the essence. Contact someone now.

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