Desperate

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’m from mich. My husband and I moved to NC by his family. We came in Jan. Things weren’t good so I went back to mich for a month and he talked me and my kids to come back. Well now I know he’s been cheating and I wanna leave for good. Now he refuses to let go back home with my kids. I have no friends or fam here. I wanna go back to mich. Is it illegal for me to take my kids to Michigan??? We haven’t even been back for 6 months. (MI) State:  ...

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I want to file for divorce. Do i need to know where he is?

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Question:  My husband left me in April of this year. I want to file for divorce,do i need to know where he is? State:  Indiana Answer:  You do not absolutely need to know where he is. The court will require you to try to serve notice of the petition to divorce on him by traditional service such as by Certified Mail or by professional process server. However, if he cannot be located at all, the court will likely allow you to post notice of...

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My wife and i have been separated since 2007. I don’t know where she is. Can I divorce?

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Question:  My wife and i have been separated since 2007. No contact with eachother since then and I don’t know where she is. Can I divorce? State:  Florida Answer:  Fortunately, you can get a divorce without knowing your wife’s whereabouts. Every state has a way to “serve” someone with divorce papers who can’t be found. Most states call this “substitute service.” Typically, you need to prove that...

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Question about divorce in North Carolina

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Question:  My friend has been legally separated from his wife for over 1 year but she keeps contesting the divorce. Earlier this year she called her lawyer and told the lawyer they had intercourse, which is not true, and her attorney told his attorney. I was told that when this happens, in the state of North Carolina, its another one year waiting period. Well now she has gone to boot camp, she enlisted in the Army. Is it possible for him to still get his divorce. My understanding...

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If I file for a separation am I responsible for any debt she might run up after filing date?

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Question:  If I file for a separation, but living in same house am i responsible for any debt she might run up after filing date? State:  Colorado Answer:  Thank you for your question. Because the law dealing with the effect of a legal separation on debt may differ by state, I will give you a general answer. In many states, filing for separation would protect you from debt that your spouse accrued on her own behalf such as buying an...

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How can I find out if my ex has filed for divorce?

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Question:  How can I find out if my x has filed for divorce? State:  District of Columbia Answer:  Most spouses learn officially that their spouse has filed for a divorce because they are “served” with the divorce petition. Another way to find out is to go to your local courthouse and speak with the clerk about the method that your local court has for locating divorce petitions. Many court houses now have computerized records...

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If your still buying a house and its not paid off. What will happen if you get a divorce?

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Question:  If your still buying a house and its not paid off:what will happen if you get a divorce? **Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. State:  Alabama ...

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I signed divorce papers 2 years ago. How do I know it’s finalized?

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Question:  I signed divorce papers couple years ago but did not get any info as to whether its final. How do I find out? State:  New York Answer:  In New York, you can access divorce decree and divorce certificate records through the New York State Department of Health. You can order them by telephone, internet or mail and there are small processing fees associated with the service depending on what you want. Generally, the records cost...

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How can I see or get a copy of the divorce papers that have been filed?

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Question:  Hi – My husband said he got a divorce through your web site – I called the court house today and they say they have no record of it on file. My question is how can I see or get a copy of the papers he filled? Thanks for your time. State:  Indiana Answer:  Divorces don’t just happen in the night while you are sleeping. Your husband may have obtained divorce paperwork, but the court requires that notice be given...

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POSSIBLE DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 17 YEARS AND SHE DECIDED SHE NO LONGER WANTS OUR MARRIED FOR MANY REASONS. WE WERE MARRIED IN FLORIDA AND HAVE BEEN LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY. WE HAVE A HOME, CAR AND TWO CHILDREN ONE FROM HER FIRST MARRIAGE AND THE OTHER IS OURS. SHE HAD CONTROL OF ALL THE INCOME OF THE HOME AND I JUST FOUND OUT SHE WAS NOT PAYING THE MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF THE HOME. WHAT CAN I DO? IF IT COMES DOWN TO A DIVORCE I DON’T WANT TO LOSE CUSTODY OF MY 12 YEAR...

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My brother in law is in the army and his wife served him divorce papers. But she will not sign them now.

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Question:  My brother in law is in the army and his wife served him divorce papers. But she will not sign them now. He has two kids and I was wondering what he could do to have her sign them? And when he was in Iraq she was sleeping with other people and her bills were getting paid by that other person. My brother in law had proof. Could he use that some how? He is in Texas at Fort Hood but he got served the papers in Hawaii. State:  Washington ...

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What should I do about the house?

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Question:  Me and the wife have been legaly separated for about 7-8 yrs, we were separated in Arizona,but have been living in Minnesota for the past 4-yrs now, I’ve been paying child support, thats all good.about 2yrs ago she wanted to take her name off the mortgage so she can divorce me and move back to Arizona to buy a house. Well shes off the mortgage but never moved,i believe the both of us are on the deed/title. My question is she moved out 2wks ago into a apartment,i live in...

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Can I file for divorce if he does not want to agree?

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Question:  Can I file for divorce if he does not want to agree? He says he will sign for the papers in five yrs – he said he would but now he changed his mind because he thinks we will get back together – I just need some time but I know for sure that I want a divorce . State:  Illinois Answer:  In Illinois the courts require legal reasons for wanting a divorce. There are two types of grounds allowed. The first is...

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I live in Kansas – my soon to be ex lives in Alabama – can I still file for divorce?

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Question:  I live in Kansas – my soon to be ex lives in Alabama – can I still file for divorce? State:  Kansas Answer:  You can file for divorce right there in Kansas if you have lived there for at least 60 days. There is also a 60 day waiting period after you file before the first hearing. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS....

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Will my ex have to pay child support when my son turns 18?

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Question:  Under Arizona law will my ex have to continue to pay child support when my son turns 18 and is still in school? Even if my son moves out of my home and in with his dad upon turning 18 but there has been no modification to decree? State:  Arizona Answer:  Arizona sets the limit for child support payments at age 18 or when the child graduates from high school. The state statute says: The presumptive termination date shall be the...

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His ex-wife wants him to divorce me online. How does this work?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I have been separated since 1995. He is in a nursing home in Minden Louisiana and I live in South Carolina. His ex-wife wants him to divorce me online. How does this work? Will it be legal and binding when I file for my retirement next year? State:  South Carolina Answer:  As long as your husband (and his ex) use the correct forms (for the jurisdiction in which he files) and you are not contesting any of the...

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She used bad numbers for my salary, and did not report all her income.

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Question:  My wife used “creative” service to notify me of divorce. She used small local paper, but was fully aware I would not see advertisement. She used bad numbers for my salary, and did not report all her income. Now I am saddled with enormous back child support. What is criteria for service? Ohio State:  Ohio Answer:  That is a bad situation. If you are saddled with enormous bills as a result of your spouse’s...

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How to get divorces from two different women at the same time

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Question:  I would like to learn how to go about obtaining a Divorce Attorney in AR that will be able to get divorces finalized from two different women at the same time. I know it sounds bad…but my first wife walked out on me around 7 years ago and I didn’t know where she had disappeared to, got involved with another after a while after she had left & got married to this woman on a “whim” without really thinking….a Las Vegas type of deal if you know...

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How long will a divorce through mediation take?

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Question:  How long will a divorce through mediation take? State:  Florida Answer:  Probably just as long as a “regular” divorce process, but it should cost a lot less. Divorce through mediation encourages compromise and can result in satisfactory results for both sides, but it can still take a fair amount of time depending on how backed up your local court schedule is.  -Divorce.com   Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com...

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Is dental including braces considered a medical expense?

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Question:  Is dental including braces considered a medical expense? **Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. State:  Alabama ...

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