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divorce - contempt charges

A:  "I just found out he totaled the car he held. I am sure he can take me to court for contempt by not re-financing even though we both signed and notarized a document to the contrary." I'm not clear on how his totaling his car equates to his taking you to court for contempt. Why would he do that when neither of you could refinance your car debt via the court order? And why couldn't you all enter into a property settlement agreement to be blessed by the court vs. waiting for it to put a standard refinance provision in a decree? "What can I expect if he does take me to court for contempt?" Again, why would he do this? Your post is unclear. "Is it possible that I could end up in jail or fined?" No, you...

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divorced - can she takesell the house without his consent?

A:  "...divorce decree states that he MUST refinance within 6 months to remove her from the note or she can sell the house." Presumably the house is titled in both their names. Sounds like it's way past time for her to file a contempt motion against him and include in it a proposed order that he is ordered to sign a quit claim deed so that she can sell the place, as well as any other $$$$ she wants him to be responsible for (you don't say what the decree says about who was supposed to make payments on the place during this process). "Can he sell it (as the primary on the note) without her consent or signature?" The issue of whose name is on the note is irrelevant; who is on the deed -- again,...

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Adoption and TPR(termination of parental rights)?

A:  Why are you adopting your grandkids? Why don''t you just get named their legal guardian? You are taking your grandchildren away from their parents (your child)? Any adoption assistance that you receive for the child should have been negotiated with the social worker before the adoption is granted. Since it''s not finalized yet, you need to talk with the social worker as soon as possible, so it can be made part of the order. Try to make sure that medicaid is part of the settlement, so the child can get medical and mental health treatments. Financial need on your part, any medical diagnosis of the children, and many more factors listed here dcf.wisconsin.gov/children/adoption/AAIN… will determine how long the child can get assistance. The

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Issue with my lawyer New york state

A:  The market has come back considerably since the last estimate and since Oct 2009.  It may be to your benefit that there has been a delay.....the pension could be worth more now. Only your lawyer can answer your questions.  Is it possible that HER lawyer is the one causing the delay....not your attorney? Sometimes we have to take the bull by the horn and take matters into our own hands.  Is it possible for you to contact the plan administrator and ask for a 'sample QDRO' which has been acceptable to them in the past.  When I had to get a QDRO, the plan administrator sent me a sample copy of an approved format with the names blacked out.  Some pensions can be very complicated so you want to be sure the QDRO is...

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Can I be removed?

A:  From my understanding from what you have written you have a 10 year green card, so do whatever you please. As long as your divorce agreement states solely "abandonment" and NOT marriage fraud you are free to live in the US for the next 10 years without questions of your marriage. My final divorce agreement states the grounds of the separation agreement, that was signed in 2000. Which is before I aquired my permanent Green Card. We had abandoned the separation agreement and had reconciled. But now to obtain an uncontested divorce, my husband used the separation agreement as grounds. Even though I had signed the affidavite of defendant and received the action...

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health insurance after divorce?

A:  My husbands ex is supposed to carry health ins for their daughter, and in the divorce he agreed to contribute $25 a month. (She works for Raymond James and had full coverage). A week after the mediation, she quit to be a broker, and bought a catastrophy police that costs $38 a month. So, the kid has crappy insurance and he is responsible to pay for more than she is paying AND he is responsible for 1/2 of all Dr. bills includin counseling which the bitch is now threatening to take her to because she is a hypocondriac. The kid is only 9, so we will have many more years of this, all because we didn''t word it properly. Good luck. Friends are telling me that if it is court ordered that he needs to keep me on his plan ,then he has to. Your friends are wrong. It is a...

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Pro Se divorce Petition doesn''t match decree?

A:  Gut reaction as a layman--the order stands as written until or unles somebody gets it changed.   The person seeking the correction probably bears the entire burden to show it was a typo or misprint and if they prevail at that the correction should be straight forward afterthat --for future matters.   But step one is skilled divorce counsel with appeals experience in that TX county--I'm  pretty sure its a very technical request  because an appeal per se is long since a closed door.     Dare I ask--so does other side agree its a misprint--or haven't they discovered it yet?  I presume its to other side advantage?  Obvioulsy if both sides agee its a misprint the correction could sail thrua lot...

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Money lent to

A:  "Can I legally start adding interest to this amount?" Not unless the original loan agreement calls for interest, no - you can't unilaterally add an interest clause to a loan after it's been made. "I was also trying to put a lien on his vehicle but other message boards say I can't do that." You're getting ahead of yourself. You can't take ANY collection steps other than just keep asking him for it until after you get a court judgement that he owes it to you. "Are there any suggestions as to how I can get this guy to pay me my money back?" You can sue him. Small claims is cheap and informal. "Another thing I could possibly do is state in the final divorce papers...

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Can I force x to sell the house?

A:  "In our final divorce settlement, the judge orders the house sold and split 50/50. That was 15 years ago" Good grief.... What did the settlement say about how long you had to sell the house? "Can I force the sale of the house." I would assume so, but the fact that you let this slide for a decade and a half could create some problems. "If I could, will my current spouse of two years have an interest in it." It's entirely likely that you used marital funds to pay the mortgage over the last two years, and if that's the case, then it's possible that your current spouse has an interest. Consult with a local attorney. Usually when a contract or court...

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Harassment by ex boyfriends wife

A:  ''I had a relationship with a guy that was married 4 years ago for 3 months. During the break up the wife accused me of telephone harassment. I had no money or proof to fight it, so I plead guilty.'' For you to plead guilty, it must have been a criminal charge, not civil. The DA must have had some evidence to want to pursue this case, as it seems pretty baseless if there was no evidence. DA''s don''t spend time on frivolous cases. And in a criminal case, if you don''t have money for an attorney, the court will appoint one for you. I just don''t see why you would have plead guilty if you felt you were innocent. ''I have since had it expunged and then a month later was accused of Stalking her. We are all into horse activities and see each other often in these situations. The case ended up...