I am disabled from him hitting me in the back for 2 years, from 1991-1992. At that time we had our home in Chino. There are 15-16 police reports were I signed for him to be released there are 2 spousal battery convictions.
If you are asking if you can reopen your case some thirteen or fourteen years after the divorce is finalized, I think you may be too late. I wonder why that wasn’t part of the divorce back then. There may be a few exceptions that you’d have to take all the paperwork to an attorney and see if the divorce decree left any openings... I retagged this so you’ll get better answer.
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You need to review the terms of your original Judgment as to the issue of spousal support. If the document says that the court reserved jurisdiction over the issue of spousal support, you could make the request. However, the odds aren't good because so much time has passed.
Have you already divorced and are looking to go back? Or have you never filed and are now wanting to seek support 14 years after you separated? Either scenario sounds dubious at best
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You would need to review the terms of your dissolution of marriage in order to ensure that you are entitled to a portion of the retirement benefits that were earned during the course of the marriage. Anything earned prior or subsequent to marriage are generally considered separate property. If you were awarded rights to the retirement, then you would need to file a joinder and a qualified domestic relations order from the Court that handled the divorce action. As for the alimony, you had better check whether the judgment reserved the issue of spousal support. Even if it did, you have to present a very compelling argument as to why you would be entitled to support now after the long duration of time has passed.
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