Question #150

My best friend has been legally married to his wife for three years now, but they have NEVER lived together since getting married. He resides iV.A.VA for work, and she resides in Queens, NY, with their three-year-old daughter. They just got a legal separation document in March of 2008. My question is since they have not resided together with the entire duration of the marriage and they have not slept together in 2 years, do they have to wait out the legal separation period of a year to have a finalized divorce, or can they divorce now? They both agree it is a no-fault divorce. Please advise, he would like to end this marriage sooner rather than later. Thanks!

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Question #5

My friend has been married for less than two years and has a three-year-old daughter. He moved out of his house over six months ago but has not been able to afford a divorce yet. He and his wife have been planning to legally separate, and then convert to a divorce after the allotted amount of time, but he’s getting anxious about it and would like to get it over with already. We are curious as to the formal definition of “adultery” and what implications it is admitting to adultery might have for his future alimony. Also, since his wife works (although she makes less than he does), will he have to pay alimony at all? We live in NY state.
 

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Question #7

One party wants to divorce, and the other does not, is there a way to get a divorce other than by default?

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Question #13

My brother has lived with his companion for the past three years. They have a two years old baby. He is planning to separate from this person, but he does not know how what the procedures are to following and where he can go for advice about the law (child support and alimony). They are not married, yet he wants to take responsibility for his duties and what the law of NYC states. I appreciate any advice on this matter. Thank you!
 

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Question #20

Currently, I am involved in an upcoming divorce proceeding where the wife may claim adultery. I have reviewed your other messages and see that some sort of proof is required. What is/could be considered evidence? I live in the state of Georgia. She has also contacted the husband of the person that I supposedly had this affair with, and I am trying to control the damage to many innocent people. I have scheduled a meeting with counsel, but this is getting out-of-hand rapidly, and any basic information would be appreciated. Thank You

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Question #24

What is a determining factor for filing for a divorce or obtaining a dissolution? I don’t want to thru lawyers and courts. My husband committed adultery and fathered a child. He stays out late at night and isn’t supportive emotionally. All I want is to be out of the marriage and for him to support our daughter.
 

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Question #29

My wife committed adultery. I have heard that this is a basis for getting an immediate divorce–within 30 days. Also that the property settlement (settlement agreement?) is a separate issue, my question is, can I get a divorce before a property settlement agreement is reached?

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Question #33

I am divorcing my wife for the second time. I had an affair with her best friend after my wife wouldn’t touch me for eight months. In our first marriage, my wife would refuse to have sex with me for long periods of time. The longest I ever went was 14 months. I told her as we were preparing for our second marriage that I couldn’t live like that, and she promised never to hold out on me. Well, 1 1/2 years into our marriage, I had gone for eight months when her best friend approached me. I know what I did was wrong, and I’ve never done it before or since. My question is, now that she knows, and we are getting a divorce, do I have any rights?

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Question #35

 I would like to know the grounds for divorce iN.Y.NY state. I am looking to get divorced, but my wife states that irreconcilable differences are not grounds for divorce iN.YNY. She and I have been separated for 6 weeks now. I want a divorce but not on the grounds of abandonment or adultery. Since I have not committed either one. she tells me these are the only two we can file divorce under

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Question #39

 I am in dire need of a divorce; my husband is presently serving six months in jail for his fourth DWI conviction. I have two children, ages six and four, and would like full custody of my children to move out of New York State. Could you help me?

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