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How to support sister going through divorce?

A:  I found it best that family stay out of the situation in all 3 of my divorces. You can offer moral support but don''t get involved too much in the situation. Maybe just reach out to her on the phone, and listen to her, if she wants to talk. This might be a way for the two of you to get closer, because it is sad that you are estranged. there''s really nothing you can do but tell her you love her and if she ever needs anything you will be there for her. dont be to intrusive.. just let her know that if she needs to talk or anything you will be there for her just call your sister and let her know that you are there if she needs anything … I went through a divorce and really only needed...

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my sister filed for divorce last yr because she found her husband had not been making the house payment and found receipts with around 11,000.00 dollars. they were not getting along at all. at first here husband didn''t want anything just to get divorced. however he got her car right away leaving her without transportation. any way after a about 8 mo of going to court (she hired 2 different attys and they both drained her financially for nothing) she had to fire both of them. her and her husband got together and started dating (still going on w divorce) they were sleeping together she really wanted to make it work he told her he loved her so much blah blah, all kinds of lies. he told her he wanted to take her places. they dated for about 2 months. then they went to court and her husband asked her if she was coming over to cook out that nite. she asked his atty what was going on in court today and he said we are working on your house. Since her husband signed a form for her to talk to the mortgage company she had thought this whole time she was keeping the house. she worked so hard with them to fix the behind payments he left her with finally she got a payment amount and was going to keep her home. she was so happy. my sister walked out before court because she was so angry about this she thought the house was over with. so he dated her, had sex with her, took he places and gave her hope that they may make it work and got her to trust him again. after there last court date he stopped by and she asked him what happened in court and he told her he dismissed it, he said he was so happy he didnt have to make atty payments anymore that they could resolve this mess. and she did not have to worry about going to court the next court date. so she listned to him. big mistake because he was granted everything and he nothing but a 95 jeep that doesnt run. all because he played a rotton game w her heart. the divorce papers said she did not show up to court so they granted him it all. Pretty smart on his part huh. Well my question is-is that legal to lead a spouse with a lie like that and tell them they did not have to go to court? Granted she should have checked w the court house but he made sure she believed him. the home was all ready to go to her it is her and her 16 yr old daughters home for 7yrs she loved that house. so after her husband decides he wants the house he planned this game and is letting his daughter buy it from him?? how can this be? Since my sister has been in the hospital from a nervous breakdown because of all of this. she had one too last year when she found the reciepts he was hiding. my sister has a great job and can afford to keep her home. is there anything we can do since they were dating. my sister really fell back in love with this guy. he gave her 7 days to get out she was in the hospital so we all moved her out. then he said if he doesnt get his table (which has ben hers for yrs) he was having her held in contempt. there are a couple of things that were not there that he got that my sister had sold a long long time ago.

A:  It would not be right to give you any legal direction that you then try to give to your sister -- you would in effect be practicing law and that would not be legal. She needs to contact an attorney directly, not you for her. But as a general rule each of us is responsible for our own legal affairs and can''t simply rely on another party to advocate for you. But divorce cases are unusual and the judge may reopen the case for her if she gets into court quickly -- anyhow there are rules that allow people like your sister who have default judgments entered against them to completely get them undone if they get to court quickly (usually within 90 days after a judgment is entered) but not knowing...

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Can I get spousal support if I am being divorced for committing adultery?

A:  Being sued for divorce on fault grounds doesnot mean that you lose your rights to spousal support if spousal support isappropriate.  Spousal support can beawarded for several reasons, including but not limited to need, as a means of dividingthe marital estate, to allow one of the parties time to get back into the workforce or to support a spouse who may need to stay at home to care for adisabled child.  Fault may be a factor inhow much support you may be awarded, it is up the discretion of the judge. Your best option is to consult a family law practitioner about yourcircumstances.  He or she will know

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How To File For divorce? I Don''t Know If I Should Do The Child support First And Then The divorce. I Need My Husband To Pay Being That I Struggle As A Single Mother

A:  Hi there.  I am a paralegal and my suggestion to you would be to file for divorce then have the child support decree made a part thereto.  I also feel it would be best to wait until you have obtained the new baby''s ss#.  You have a long road to hoe but I did it just as so many others unfortunately have done as well.  God bless and hang in there my friend.?...

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Your Question Edit Question My parents have been divorced for about 27 years and were separated 40 years and he never paid child support or alimony. He recently past away and left a nice size estate. He left the estate to my half brother, who lives Paris France, and he was never married to his mother. He was an alcoholic who in my opinion was of not sound mind and judgement. My father, my mother and myself live in Florida. My question is do I have any possible claim to his estate and or any recourse for the child support? My parents have been divorced for about 27 years and were separated 40 years and he never paid child support or alimony. He recently past away and left a nice size estate. He left the estate to my half brother, who lives Paris France, and he was never married to his mother. He was an alcoholic who in my opinion was of not sound mind and judgement. My father, my mother and myself live in Florida. My question is do I have any possible claim to his estate and or any recourse for the child support? Cancel Help | Terms of Service | Privacy & Security ? 2003-2010 JustAnswer Corp.

A:  Under Florida law you may have a claim to portion of the Estate. The fact that he never married the mother of your half-brother is technically irrelevant. You both could be entitled to a portion of his Estate. If the will is being probated then you should hire an attorney to represent you in contesting the will and laying a claim to your share of his estate. A review of the will would be necessary to determine if your father successfully excluded you from his estate. If not, then you should not have a problem finding a probate attorney to help you out. However, you need to consider acting on this soon, and hopefully prior to any probate proceedings. One other note, your entitlement to your father''s estate is not based on his failure to pay child

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Can I sue my husband for spousal support without filing for a divorce?

A:  No, only parties to a divorce action may be ordered to pay alimony to the other spouse. Spousal support is money paid by one spouse to the other due to the payee spouse''s loss of the benefit of the payor spouse''s income due to a divorce. The court may, however, order that one spouse support the other during the pendancy of the divorce action and/or after the divorce has become final. support awarded pending the final decree of divorce is not to extend beyond the period of time necessary for the prosecution of the divorce action....

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My ex-husband was ordered to pay child support to me when we divorced in 2003. The state this was issued in was Nevada. Since then, we had both relocated individually to California, and now I am currently residing in Arizona since 09/07. Unfortunately, the payments were made by personal check, if at all, and now I do not know where he lives or what his telephone number is. Is there any way to collect child support now for my 2 children?

A:  You may want to check out the following link for the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Child support Enforcement.  If the link does not provide answers to your questions, you may want to contact the agency.  They  may be able to offer you assistance or guidance.   The Division of Child support Enforcement (DCSE): FAQ   June 10, 2008...

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Can a file for child support if I"m not divorced but have been seperated for 2 years. And the kids live with me. The mother does not do anything at all to help. With nothing. I"m trying to get a divorce now.

A:  only if she has an income. my ex husband has my 3 kids and he tried to come after me for suport. i have no income so he could not get a dime from me. he was going to try and go after my boyfriend. but he found out he cant....

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sister died before divorce, does pending ex get all?

A:  With a matter of this importance, you really do need to be consulting with a local probate attorney to find out what your options are and to possibly protect the kids'' interests. What is the value of her estate? Without a will, the spouse is entitled to the first $20,000 of the estate, with 1/2 of the remaining balance over that going to him, and the other 1/2 to the children. Although this ex-husband MIGHT want to do right by the kids if he is being given good advice by his attorney about how to distribute the estate, you can''t be absolutely sure that he is going to be completely honest. Also a local attorney can tell you about whether the divorce aspect comes into play. Officially divorced spouses are revoked from receiving anything if...

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Can Child support be modified if father stationed overseas? Oklahoma

A:  Hello, I live in Oklahoma and have full custody of my son. My ex is in the Air Force, and was active duty at the time we were married, and is still active duty. We divorced March 8, 1999, and child support was ordered at that time. In 2001, he requested a change in units so that he could go overseas. He is now stationed in Italy. We have not had the child support order modified since our divorce almost 8 years ago. He is now making more than double what he was at the time of the divorce, while I am making half of what I was. He has constantly reminded me that he is protected under the Soldiers and Sailors Act, so that I cannot have Child