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Can I Obtain Child Custody While in Prison?

In march of 2013, my common law wife filed for temporary custody of our daughter on the grounds that I was in jail and was going to go to prison. Read more [...]

Will I Have to Pay Retroactive Child Support?

If a man does not know he is the father of a child, and finds out at the child's 13th birthday that he is, can the state order him to pay back child support? Read more [...]

How Can I Legally See My Sisters?

I have two half-sisters. One I have not seen since I was five and I'm now nineteen. The other I see once to twice a year. Read more [...]

What Rights Do I Have at the End of a Common Law Marriage?

I have been in a relationship with a woman for 15 years, and we have often referred to ourselves as married. Our state is a common law marriage state. The problem now is that she has had a change of heart about the relationship and says she wants me to leave "her" house. What I'd like to know is if I really have no rights in the matter, in particular to the house, in spite of having paid for it for so long. Read more [...]

How Do I Get My Ex Off the Title of the House He and My Father Purchased?

My father purchased a home with my boyfriend at the time. My ex-boyfriend did not equally contribute financially, and now wants us to pay $20,000 for him to give up his share of the property. The plan is to get him off the deed and mortgage and put me on as the co-owner. I was told that the only way to do this is to re-finance. We do not want to sell the house either. I just want to know my options at this point and what he is entitled to. Thanks in advance for your response. Read more [...]

How Do I Get an Accounting of Attorney Fees from My Deceased Husband’s Divorce Attorney?

My deceased husband's divorce attorney is refusing to provide me with an accounting of his expenses because he claims it is privileged information. How can I go about getting this accounting from the attorney, so that I can determine what happened to any remainder in the retainer account? Read more [...]