My husband and I have been separated for a year and a half, living in different households. We have never filed any paperwork for separation. We will be getting a divorce soon. Because we have been living separately for so long, are we legally se...
You would not be considered legally separated. You could both agree that the date of separation should be used rather than the filing date for purpose of equitable distribution.See question
Should your own attorney ask you questions during your deposition?
The opposing attorney will ask you questions and your answers will be recorded by an official court reporter. Your attorney will not ask questions unless to clarify a confusing answer.See question
What is the proper length of alimony for a 14 year maariage?
The Court looks at several factors when determining alimony including, but not limited to: the actual need and ability of the parties to pay, the duration of the marriage, the age and health of the parties, the earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills, and employability of the parties, etc. However, a good starting point is to use a third of the difference in the parties' gross incomes.See question
My ex is willing to negotiate the payments to be reduced.
I recommend you hire an attorney to draft the consent order. It is an agreement between you and your ex that is submitted to the court and signed by a judge. A consent order is specific to the case and differs from case to case.See question
We are having our pretrail conference next week and our final hearing in March. We finally entered a final temporary plan (its changed 3 times) earlier this month. I have my daughter wen-thur on my off weeks and thur-sun every other weekend. Nothi...
You should consult with an experienced Family Law attorney immediately to discuss your matter. I realize money is an issue but it may cost you more in the end if your rights are not protected.See question
Claiming he has some documents he want me to sign in order to gain inheritance of some woman I met online.
If someone is asking you for money before they will give you money that belongs to you, it is a scam.See question
My boyfriend and I just got engaged and I was wondering if I should get a prenup before we get married? I own the house we live in. Neither of us has children. I have read some articles that state prenups can be overturned during a divorce anyw...
I agree with the answer above. The law may also change and the prenup gives you something you can depend on.See question
Divorce decree states"both parties shall each contribute to costs of college edu. in accordance with their ability to pay same at time child becomes f/t matriculating student,diligently pursuing a degree on a continual four year basis after max. u...
According to the description of the language in your agreement, you have only cited to the contribution to college portion. Your agreement may include language that details the emancipation or termination of child support which would control this issue.See question
I have a 3yr old daughter and my bf and I would like to move out of state due to a job opportunity he has gotten. It is a significant pay raise and I would be able to get a job down there ( Florida) as well. My daughters father is not going to say...
If you file a motion, a court will want you to show a good faith reason for the move. The court will analyze several factors such as the reason you want to move, the reason why your daughter's father want her to stay, educational, health, and recreational resources available to your daughter in each state, resources to address any special needs or talents of the child in each state, if visitation and communication schedule can be developed that will allow the father to maintain a full and continuous relationship with your daughter and many other factors. It is recommended that you seek the assistance of an attorney due to the complex nature of the motion.See question
My husband voluntarily left the marriage and moved back to his mothers. He told me he already has a divorce attorney but I haven't received anything in the mail. I want to set up doctors appointments but I am not sure if I will still be covered ...
All insurance including health should be maintained while the divorce is still pending. After the divorce is finalized you are no longer considered a "family" member who can take advantage of the employer-based health insurance policy. If your health is of concern, there may be other options than obtaining a divorce such as a separation agreement. I recommend seeking the advise of an attorney now rather than waiting to be served by your husband.See question