We went to mediation. Everything went to quick. My attorney was suffering from a brain tumor and now has brain cancer. I wasn't happy with him at all. My ex makes over 150,000, a year. I receive no retirement. The last day of our divorce a beat me up. I pressed charges. He went to AA and then had it esponged. I received 60,000 from a 401K that was much less after penalties and taxes. I am currently in school living off the 1200,00 I receive each month. 200 of that ends in March 2016. It was to cover my insurance. Not even close. I have suffered mental problems and severe depression do to the unfairness of the case and the domestic violence I suffered. We didn't go to court. We had a mediator. It happened very quick. My ex now suffers from liver cancer and is making life hell for my son &IWe were married 23 years. I gave up my career to support his career and our two sons. We had two major moves. He committed adultry and had a severe drinking problem.
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What type of civil suit are you asking about? Do you want to re-litigate your divorce settlement? Sue him for assaulting you? Your state has very short statutes of limitations on most civil matters. I believe Tennessee's statute of limitations on assault is one year.You should confirm this with an attorney in your state.
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In Tennessee, the only real basis for adjusting alimony or support is a claim of changed circumstances of either you or your ex-husband. You might raise an issue of fraud but that is unlikely to succeed here. Of course, you had to sign any settlement agreement and you are responsible for that agreement whether you actually read it or not. you have to live by it. If your ex has liver cancer, this entire issue may be moot. As far as any injury from your encounters with your husband, Tennessee has a one-year statute of limitations on personal injury. There are some narrow, and I mean very narrow, exceptions that don't appear to apply in your case. I suggest you discuss your case with a Tennessee attorney and seek counseling from a mental health professional for all of the mental health problems.
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