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What can I do?: My divorce decree says that we both own 50% of the house unfortunately there is nothing saying what to do with the house. We both still live in the house even though we live in different rooms. I want to buy him out or sell the house but he refuses. What are my options?

Asked 6 months ago in Divorce

Bryan’s answer: Also, it is worth noting that a judge could likely appoint an independent realtor to value and list the house, especially if your ex objects to the appraisal you provide. If the valuations are different, the judge might take an average of the two appraisals. Either way, despite your ex's objection, a judge can order that the house be sold. Good luck.

Answered 6 months ago.


Divorce - child rights for father?: I have another post about my divorce. This is just about child rights during divorce proceedings. I am in India and my wife is in USA with my kids (minors) and she is not responding to my calls and messsages. my whole in-laws went on mute. I tried reaching her attroney who responded intially to my email but lately i don't see any response. What are the rights and directions i have to see my kids online. I had to leave USA to india because i had no place to stay in USA, Marital residence lease had expired and i had no job to continue living in USA. any advice would help. Thanks

Asked 6 months ago in Divorce

Bryan’s answer: Another route, and likely less expensive than filing a motion, would be to hire an attorney to communicate with the attorney for your wife, which may prove more effective in getting a response. Like Attorney Goforth stated, you need to attempt to enforce the order that exists (if it consists of orders that grant you audio/visual visitation rights/options). An attorney working for you to ensure the other party allows for you to engage in your remote visitations may likely obtain better results than you attempting to do it on your own.

Answered 6 months ago.


Can domestic violence charges be dismissed?: A few days ago my ex boyfriend got physical with me so I called the police and pressed charges. When the police arrived I didn't really have any marks on me because they had gone away, there were no witnesses who saw what happend just he and I. He has no record at all and this would be his first domestic violence case. Are there any possibilities for the prosecutors to dismiss the case ?

Asked 6 months ago in Domestic Violence

Bryan’s answer: If you also filed a domestic violence restraining order at your local family law courthouse, you can dismiss the case (as the petitioner), or you can fail to appear at the hearing, in which case the judge will likely dismiss the case 'without prejudice' (i.e. case is dismissed, but you can bring the same request for a domestic violence restraining order again before the same court).

Answered 6 months ago.