Still married to ex?


#1

I’m not certain about the legalities of the first couple of questions. It would be best to at least consult an attorney on these issues. You should contact the attorney that you thought handled the first divorce and find out exactly what happened.
You would get child support from the father of the child, in this circumstance since that is who you are married(?) to and who is on the birth certificate.
You can not file for child support if you are not separated. There is no way to force your husband to give you money if you are not separated. You are entitled to 1/2 the marital assets which would include his income but unless you are separating there is nothing the courts can do about support.


#2
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[i]Originally posted by stepmother[/i] [br]I'm not certain about the legalities of the first couple of questions. It would be best to at least consult an attorney on these issues. You should contact the attorney that you thought handled the first divorce and find out exactly what happened. You would get child support from the father of the child, in this circumstance since that is who you are married(?) to and who is on the birth certificate. You can not file for child support if you are not separated. There is no way to force your husband to give you money if you are not separated. You are entitled to 1/2 the marital assets which would include his income but unless you are separating there is nothing the courts can do about support.
I posted on this board thinking that an attorney would be able to answer these questions. There is not a way right now that I can afford an attorney. Is there an attorney here?

#3
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[i]Originally posted by bluedanube[/i] [br]
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[i]Originally posted by stepmother[/i] [br]I'm not certain about the legalities of the first couple of questions. It would be best to at least consult an attorney on these issues. You should contact the attorney that you thought handled the first divorce and find out exactly what happened. You would get child support from the father of the child, in this circumstance since that is who you are married(?) to and who is on the birth certificate. You can not file for child support if you are not separated. There is no way to force your husband to give you money if you are not separated. You are entitled to 1/2 the marital assets which would include his income but unless you are separating there is nothing the courts can do about support.
I posted on this board thinking that an attorney would be able to answer these questions. There is not a way right now that I can afford an attorney. Is there an attorney here?
Here is the twist to situation. I was "legally" married to husband #1, when I conceived via "in-vitro" fertilization and not married to #3 when he was born. So, will I need to put in the divorce paper, if I need to file for divorce from husband #1, that I get full custody of my child? Since I was legally married to him, will he have to pay child support?

I don’t think any attorney can answer these questions because my situation is so bizarre.

This is why I posted here, to see if these lawyers could help. Sure would be a fun case for a lawyer. Probably would get publicity as well, with “what would you do if one day you woke up and you found out you were still married to your ex?”


#4

You need to consult with an attorney. Your situation is far to legally complicated for me to address on the forum.

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#5

Hi,

I have been married 3 times. I live in North Carolina. I was physically and mentally abused by my 1st husband. I left him after 7 years of marriage and haven