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  • How to prove souses infidelity ?

    I ve heard many many times from my husbands colleagues about his infidelity ..but it's all just talks at this stage ..how can I find/prove if this is true or not?if it is-I would def file for divorce ..what are my steps at that point ?

    Carolyn’s Answer

    This is a complex question and you should consult a lawyer before taking any steps to find our your options, what possible benefits/consequences of filing for divorce on adultery could be for you.

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  • Can I sue him outside of divorce proceedings as a co debtor? Or can I sue/request for reimbursement until he moves out ?

    My husband of 12 years and I live in Virginia unfortunately so online affairs don't count. But long story short we have been separated (nothing filed in court yet but we have made it public knowledge we aren't together) and he refuses to leave the...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Sounds like you need to consult a family law attorney now about the grounds for divorce (online relationships could effect the terms of the divorce) and payment of household expenses.. The Court cannot act unless there is an action before it so if you want him to start contributing soon, please see a lawyer about this matter as soon as you can.

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  • What is my right

    Hi My wife had packed and left our 11 years of marriage 2 months ago while I was not home. I have changed the lock since then. my question is if few months later she decides to come back to our house do I have the right to not let her in to the h...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    It depends on how the house is titled and a number of other factors. You should consult with a lawyer as there are a number of legal issues presented by this scenario.

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  • Do i need to retain an attorney from Texas to resolve this?

    I was divorced in 2002 in Corpus Christi, TX. I now live in Alexandria, VA. There is a discrepancy in the decree language to provide my ex-spouse a portion of my CSRS annuity, OPM cannot compute an amount as required by section 838.305 of Title 5 ...

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    most likely you need a Texas attorney and to handle it through the Texas court, since that is where you were divorced.

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  • If two people are not legally separated when would adultery be applicable? At time of filing or when in front of judge.

    Going through divorce.

    Carolyn’s Answer

    In Virginia, you are married until you are divorced, not separated, so adultery can occur up until the time of divorce. if you are asking if a divorce should be filed on adultery or do you have to wait until the separation periods ends, and then file, no, a divorce can be filed based on adultery if the parties have not been separated yet. It is a little difficult to see what you are asking. You should probably consult an attorney to ask about the requirements for grounds for adultery and what the effect of adultery could be in a divorce.

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  • In divorce case do I need to let my attorney know about that or get a affidavit from my neighbours for her Abandonment?

    Hi My wife and I been in a in-house separation for 12 months and we broke that separation many times. recently when I was not home she moved out without notice and she wants file for divorce based on that broken separation. we do not have any chi...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    you need to tell your attorney all of the facts of your case so he/she can best advise you how to proceed and whether filing a divorce on fault grounds is warranted or wise. Affidavits on fault grounds are generally not admissible in court--you would need people to testify, but tell your lawyer all of the facts and discuss the situation with her.

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  • Is this legal?

    I signed a consent form of adoption within 24 hours of giving birth to my son and then he was gone. This was Sunday 3/20. I was informed I have 10 days to change my mind. I did a lot of thinking and came to the conclusion that my son is better of...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Absolutely inform the placement agency in writing that you revoke your consent and do so immediately. If the matter becomes contested, you will need an attorney and you will need to file to contest the adoption in court right away.

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  • What do you suggest that I do at this point? Open to all suggestions, thanks in advance.

    I went to court today after I had filed my own pro se motion to enforce my ex-husband to repay a loan. The repayment of the loan was also in the final order of the divorce decree, that my ex-husband agreed to settle within 30 days of the agreement...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    The Judge probably meant a Rule to Show Cause. You must file a Petition and Affidavit in which you alleged the facts and also file a Rule to Show Cause, which is an order for the Court to sign to compel your ex-husband to come to court to answer for why he has not paid the loan. All of it also needs to be served on your ex-husband. This is all a but difficult to do on your own, so you should see if you qualify for Legal Services or check the Lawyer Referral Lists in your area for (call the Alexandria Bar Association) for a low costs 30 minute consult with an attorney.

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  • Can her cousin represent her in state of Virginia?

    Hi My wife and I are separated recently and will file a contested divorce since is does not feel to dissolve this marriage in a civilized way. we live in Virginia. her cousin is an attorney in California. I assume she should have Virginia License...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Her cousin will need a VA Bar license or a VA lawyer can sponsor her on a case basis (pro hac vice) for the case. Usually people want VA lawyers for contested VA divorce cases, so do not be surprised if she hires a VA lawyer.

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  • How do I protect my assets from my still husband, but living with a new mate and planning to have kids with her?

    We separated in November 2009, but he continued living in the house until 2013. We almost lost the house. He was the main provider, but stopped giving me money to make payments for a couple of years. We refinanced the house, and started making ...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    You nwed to meet with ano experienced family law lawyer right away to see about support and property division. It will take some creativity for you to keep the house so you need some creative advice.

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