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I owned my house for 10 years before I got married.
When I refinanced it last year, the mortgage company
required my wife to sign the documents too. Now she
thinks she owns my house. I want to get divorced from
her, but I don't want to give up my house. What's the
I am getting divorced. Last year I inherited some
money when my father died. My husband says Washington
is a "community property" state so he gets 1/2 of my
inheritance. Is he right?
My wife is having an affair with her wealthy boss.
Now she wants a divorce and she's going to marry him.
Since the divorce is all her fault, doesn't she have
to move out and let me keep our house and other
Spousal Support (Alimony).
My wife and I are getting divorced after 5 years of
marriage. I'm bi-polar and can't work right now. I
don't think I'll ever be able to work again. My wife
started working for Microsoft 4 years ago, keeps
getting promotions and more and more stock options.
My wife says she saw an attorney who told her since
our marriage was so short and we don't have any
children, she doesn't owe me anything and all her
stock options are hers. Is that true?
Spousal Support (Alimony).
My husband and I have separated and are getting
divorced after 25 years of marriage. By mutual
agreement, I have primarily been a homemaker during
our marriage. I am scared to death because I have no
idea how to support myself. I don't even know how to
use a computer. Can I get my husband to pay for my
job training and help support me?
My former husband has been paying $300 a month in
child support for our 3 children since our divorce 8
years ago. I know he's making a lot more money now
than he was then and our children are now teenagers.
I can't support them with so little help. Shouldn't
my ex-husband be paying more for their support? What
can I do about it?
I am the primary residential parent of our children.
My new husband has just been offered a promotion, but
it requires us to move to California. My former
husband says I can't go or he will sue me for custody
of our children. Can he do that? What should I do?
I have always been an active father. Since our
separation, my wife has refused to let me have time
with our children. It's just one excuse after another.
Is there some way to make her let me have time with
Meretricious Relationship (co-habitation).
My partner and I have lived together for 8 years.
During that time I have not worked because my partner
had such a good job and could support us. We have
shared everything. All of our accounts are joint. We
even bought a house together. I want to leave him,
and want to receive my fair share of our assets. How
do I do that?
I had a relationship with a girl last year. It lasted
for only 3 months. She swore she was on the pill.
Now she says I'm the father of her baby and the State
of Washington wants me to pay child support. I don't
even know if it's my kid.
Can they do this to me?
My brother just died of cancer after wasting away and
being kept alive on tubes and stuff for months and
months. I don't want this to happen to me. What do I
need to do to make sure no one does that to me?
I just remarried. If I die, will my current wife get
all of my property or can my adult kids and/or ex-wife
make a claim for it? How do I make sure my property
goes where I want it to go (i.e. to my current wife)?
After my separation, I lived on credit cards. I
thought when the divorce was final I'd have enough
money to pay everything off. Things didn't happen
that way. To make it worse, my company down-sized me
out of a job. There is no way I can pay my bills. I
went to Consumer Credit Counseling and they said they
couldn't help me. Should I file for bankruptcy? Will
I really get to start all over with a clean slate?