Can a judge order my husband to get a job and pay child support and alimony?

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Question:  My husband has not worked in 2 years. Can a judge order him to get a job and pay child support,alimony? State:  Georgia Answer:  If your husband is still your husband, the court cannot order child support or alimony payments. If you are divorced, you can ask the court for a Modification Order to change or increase the payment amounts. The judge cannot really order your husband (divorced or not) to get a job. The judge can make...

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Can I do my own forms and avoid a lawyer in Illinois if we have joint property but have split everything ourselves?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Can I do my own forms and avoid a lawyer in Illinois if we have joint property but have split everything ourselves? **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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Desperate

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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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What if my spouse refuses to give me a divorce and I want to remarry?

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Question:  What if my spouse refuses to give me a divorce? I want to remarry. I am in California. State:  California Answer:  The grounds for divorce in California are incurable insanity or irreconcilable differences which have caused a breakdown of the marriage. In your case, it sounds like you’ll have to go for the latter and file for divorce based on your obvious differences since your spouse will not agree. Your spouse cannot...

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I married someone with an alias name. Am I still legally married to them?

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Question:  If I married someone and I found out that they used an alias name and that’s not their real name on their birth certificate , am I still legally married to them? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  You are probably still very legally married since the name difference does not substantially alter your existing marriage. It might represent a name “mistake” on the certificate to some, while others may construe it as...

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Husband has a problem with drinking drug use.

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Question:  Me And my husband been married for 6yrs.It started going bad about the 4yr, In the relationship.Not wanting to keep a job.Wanting to put all his problems in to drinking,drug use. I say that was to much for me to have to deal with. State:  Texas Answer:  Not sure exactly what your question here is, but no one should have to live in a relationship that has “gone bad.” Alcohol and drug addiction are both grounds for a...

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How can I find my lost divorce decree?

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Question:  How can I find my lost divorce decree from Oxon Hills, Maryland? State:  Wisconsin Answer:  If you got a divorce in Oxon Hills, you need to go to the Prince George’s County website and start digging. You will find contact info for the Clerk of the Court as well as the Public Documents Library. There will probably be a nominal fee, but your divorce records should be in there somewhere. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy...

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What goes on in a divorce proceeding of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

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Question:  What goes on in a divorce proceeding of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets? State:  Alabama Answer:  Great question. If there are no assets, then there is nothing for the court to divide. And if you and your spouse can agree on a custody arrangement, there is not much left for a court to do besides grant the divorce, and determine child support. When you say “no assets” you had better be certain that...

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A question about a divorce

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Question:  If you got married in cook county can you still file for the divorce in another county? State:  Illinois Answer:  Yes, you can file for divorce in the county in which you reside s long as you have been in the state for more than 90 days. – The Divorce.com Team 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...

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Grounds for Divorce

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Question:  My wife has been taking medications over the past few years to include Xanax and Lexapro. She also had a hysterectomy in Sept. 2008 so she was on hormone replacement and she has a low thyroid so she was taking medication for that. This past July 4th weekend, she had a religous conversion and has stopped taking all of her meds, cut them off cold turkey. She has turned completely “cold” towards me. There hasn’t been any intimacy since a couple of weeks before...

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How do i get started?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I am 19 with 2 children I want to divorce the father of my children the sheriff said that i had to do it if i want him to not break any more of my things but that i couldnt file for my broken things already since we were married by common law cause we lived on and off for 3 years even though we never signed papers and i would love to have more custody on my children because of the fact that he doesnt want them around i have recorded saying that and then he also threaten to...

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I have 1 child

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Question:  I’m a male and am married. The marriage has been mostly a nightmare for myself. Basically everything is always my fault and I don’t want to live my adult life as I did when I was a child. I know going to court I will lose (child, money etc:). My question is (most importantly) will I get equel amount of time with my son (8yrs old) and I’m on compensation (I was a Firefighter hurt in the line of duty)…will I lose all that also? Thank you so much for...

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Does moving with my children out of the shared marital home have any negative ramifications prior to divorce?

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Question:  Does moving with my children out of the shared marital home have any negative ramifications prior to divorce? There is no abuse, just a fairly amicable divorce. State:  Ohio Answer:  If you move out with your kids before the divorce proceeding, this should not, in itself, adversely affect any future divorce proceedings.  However, Ohio Code Title XXXI, Section 3105.171 lists several factors that are considered when dividing...

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Can I file bankruptcy during a legal separation without damaging my husbands credit?

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Question:  Can I file bankruptcy during a legal separation without damaging my husbands credit? We have separated all the bills and I will not be able to afford my portion. If I file for bankruptcy will it affect him at all? State:  California Answer:  Hmmm. It sounds like you are going to need to consult a bankruptcy attorney. The handling of debt settlements changed with the 2005 Bankruptcy Code. Prior to the change you could file...

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Parent Alienation

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Question:  My wife’s children of a previous marriage are showing extreme signs of alienation to the point in which they indicated they will not be coming home during her placement. Ages 14 and 15. Will Wisconsin courts do something? We have additional evidence of poor choices of the other parents alienating behavior. State:  Wisconsin Answer:  The Wisconsin courts will do something if you ask for a modification and review of the...

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I want to divorce my wife. How will I know what I am going to lose?

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Question:  I want to divorce my wife. But I won’t do it if she is going to get anything. How will I know what I am going to lose? State:  California Answer:    Thank you for your question.  I can give you only a general answer to your question because what you are required to pay your spouse in a divorce differs between states. But in many states, property acquired during the marriage may be split up to 50/50. If you have...

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I’ve decided to get a divorce so how do I start the process?

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Question:  I’ve decided to get a divorce so how do I start the process? State:  Wyoming Answer:  The first step towards obtaining a divorce is to contact a lawyer. This can be done right here on Divorce.com by using the “Find a Lawyer” section. After you have retained an attorney, the attorney will file the papers necessary to begin the divorce process.      I hope this helps! Wendy Jaffe   Wendy...

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The judge sent me the divorce paperwork again stating that some of then were signed too early.

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Question:  My wife and I filed for divorce on April 14 of this year. After filing the last of the paperwork and waiting for the divorce decree. The judge sent me the paperwork again stating that some of then were signed too early. My wife and I have both moved on yet she refuse to sign the papers again because my girlfriend and I are going to have a baby. She told me she is going to be a (B) as long as she can and she doesn’t care. I don’t know what to do next it has been 3...

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How long do I have to wait after he stops paying alimony to go afther him?

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Question:  I have been receiving alimony weekly since 1990. Now that my ex is turning 65 next June he is trying to just stop paying me my alimony. I told him you can’t do that without taking me back to court.and that i will take him to court if he stops paying me. I live in Anoka, Minn. How long do I have to wait afther he stops paying me to go afther him? State:  Minnesota Answer:  Section 518.64 of the Minnesota Statutes...

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Can I Still Get Husband to Pay Debt?

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Question:  filed divorce 2008 but until now not yet finalized can i still ask or get help to my husband to pay my debt?/ State:  Alabama ...

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