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Getting divorced and my ex wants a portion of my 401k as cash out. Should I get a loan against my 401k or take the disbursement and the tax hit? [more inside]
posted by nunyabizness on Jul 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Marriage obviously bad but why can't I leave?

Why can't I pull the trigger on ending the marriage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2010 - 49 answers


During a period of insanity, I got married in the early 90s while living in the UK. I am an Australian citizen, and I married a Brit. A short time later, our relationship had burnt itself out, and ended somewhat acrimoniously. As we had very few shared assets, we just walked away from each other & lost contact. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Need a recommendation on a reputable divorce lawyer in Dallas.

Anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area know of a good divorce lawyer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2010 - 1 answer

Fair Exemptions

Can we split the tax exemptions by giving one parent two children (exemptions) in odd years, one child (exemption) in even years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me to repair my relationship with my mother without going insane

I'm in my late twenties, and my unhappily married parents are getting a rather acrimonious divorce. Both parents want my support, but I've sort of been mostly focusing on my father, as he is depressed, lonely (my mother has a new partner) and has to sell the family home by himself. This has caused my (formerly very close) relationship with my mother to disintegrate to the point where we are no longer on speaking terms, which has placed a lot of unwanted stress on me (I've just come out of an eight year relationship). How do I patch things up with my mother without everything getting emotional? (Long explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by Piroska on Jun 18, 2010 - 19 answers

The right to control an ex's dating habits?

What legal, moral or ethical rights does ex-spouse A have when it comes to controlling ex-spouse B's dating habits, under the guise of protecting their children? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Jun 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Shut up and let me go?

Do I let my dad back in my life? He was basically absent for my entire childhood, and often I feel at peace with excising him from my adulthood life as well. However, he'll email me on occasion and I feel this terrible pang, a worry that I'll regret not knowing him when it's too late to make amends. If you were in a similar situation, what did you do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 24 answers

How can I help revive my partner's sexual appetite?

My partner has recently gone through a painful divorce and totally lost his libido. How can I help revive his sexual appetite? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2010 - 9 answers

We must protect this house!

Help me help my ex-wife get some House Payment breathing room. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Jun 9, 2010 - 13 answers

I Screwed Up My Marriage

Help. I screwed up my marriage. I "emotionally" cheated on my wife with an ex-girlfriend and now I'm afraid the damage is done. I'm looking for any help or suggestions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2010 - 44 answers

How to talk to a friend who is considering leaving her husband

My friend has asked me to have a conversation with her about whether she should leave her husband for a new man. I have a strong view: should I tell her and can I do so in a way that is constructive? What else should I consider about the content and format of what I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 27 answers

Mortgages after divorce/separation

What should I do with my mortgage amortization following separation from my husband? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Caveats for married couple about to share their house with divorcing friend?

What should we as a couple be aware of when letting our friend come to live with us during his separation? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower on Jun 1, 2010 - 15 answers

How does divorce really work

My husband and I are going through counseling after 12 years of marriage. It's possible that we won't make it. What are the practicalities of divorce, and how does it really work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I leave my wife?

Should I leave my wife??? I have doubted my feelings for her from day one... story below... This is lengthy, sorry... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2010 - 54 answers

Once-happily married man comes to find out he's a selfish jerk!

I'm married. I left. Intellectually I think this is a mistake. I KNOW I'm being selfish and short-sighted. That doesn't change how I feel right now though. I could really use some perspective. Some advice. Let me bore you with my story..... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2010 - 76 answers

Should two divorced women and their kids move in together?

Is it a good idea for two divorced women and our (total of three) little kids to move in together for safety, companionship and financial savings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2010 - 22 answers

How to cope with divroce proces when I'm a mess before the divorce even began?

Seeing a lawyer today for divorce information. How do I cope if there is no option but divorce? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on May 14, 2010 - 22 answers

Can the spouse of a British citizen request a divorce hearing in British courts?

Can the spouse of a British citizen request a divorce hearing in British courts? [more inside]
posted by gadha on May 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Is there a relationship between the length of a marriage and the length of its preceding relationship?

Where can I find statistics on how long a marriage lasts depending on how long the couple has known each other before tying the knot? Do rushed marriages last any less time than those of couples that have already lived together for a couple of years? Is the length of engagement a relevant factor as well? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on May 7, 2010 - 15 answers

I'm an adult, my parents are getting divorced. What do I do now?

Just received an email from my dad that my mom has found someone else and he's asked for a divorce. I need some advice on best practices for dealing with this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Speak up? or Shut up?

Okay, complicated child of divorce question. Context: back in 2008 my parents separated, they are still going through the divorce process. My dad told me the other day that his lawyer described this particular divorce as the worst he has seen in his 30 years as a lawyer. They were married for 34 years, have a 30 something daughter and two twenty something sons (one of them being me). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 - 17 answers

How do you prove you've been living apart for separation/divorce?

How do you prove you've been living apart for separation/divorce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 - 12 answers

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to children?

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to young children (1 and 3)?? [more inside]
posted by gnash on Apr 11, 2010 - 32 answers

My mom Is Cheating On My Dad

How Am I Supposed To Feel About My Mom Cheating On My Dad? And Draining Family Money? (desperate for any help or advice) [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Apr 7, 2010 - 29 answers

Can they stay, with only one to pray?

What is the divorce rate for interfaith marriages? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse on Mar 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Country song in reverse: you get your car back, you get your wife back, you get your dog back...

[DivorceFilter] How do you go about revising the financial terms of a divorce agreement, particularly when both parties are now in a different state than the one in which the divorce took place? [more inside]
posted by sheena is a sock puppet on Mar 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Choose Your Own Custody Schedule Adventure

Should we let our child choose the terms of his joint custody? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I know if I should get a divorce?

How did you know when your long-term relationship was over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2010 - 39 answers

Friend needs divorce help ASAP

Washington State YANAL...A friend's husband just told her he wants a divorce (because he has a new girlfriend). She wants to stay married, he doesn't. He just cut off her credit cards. They have been married 20 years and have an older teenage kid. He told her to go find a job so she can support herself. She has never worked in her entire life. [more inside]
posted by MsKim on Mar 11, 2010 - 25 answers

Hum Rel/Law & Gov/Grab Bag: Is there Empirical Evidence of Benefits for the Child who is able to Interact with both Parents daily in a Divorced situation?

I need to find this. Very important to me. Is there empirical evidence relating to this question: Are there advantages for the children of divorced families being able to interact with both parents every day? If so, what are those benefits?--Again, in terms of citable evidence. [more inside]
posted by justrobin on Mar 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Advice needed on an amicable separation.

Advice needed on an amicable separation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Does it really happen nowadays that single men fall for a woman and they go after her regardless of her baggage (divorced with kids?)?

I feel like I will never have the type of a guy I desire because who wants a divorced woman with two kids? [more inside]
posted by lona_here on Mar 2, 2010 - 47 answers

Jumping de Fences

How do you ask your significant other personal questions without coming off as challenging? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Feb 22, 2010 - 23 answers

When is it the least harmful for kids to divorce?

Our kids are 2 and 5. Their mom and I have a marriage that is clearly only lasting because we both love our kids so much and they need us. That said, we do NOT fight, either in front of the kids or alone. We just have a big ol' blank where the love used to be. On a daily basis we just basically ignore each other as much as possible and focus our energies on the kids. I do not foresee this lasting forever. However: When to break up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2010 - 40 answers

try to reunite or let him go

Divorce remorse... or something more? Can I try to make up with my ex-husband? Sad details to follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Does this qualify for an annulment or divorce?

YANA(or my)L: does it looks like this marriage would qualify for an annulment or a divorce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Divorce after Tragedy

Why is it when a child dies, the parents' relationship will often grow worse (many times leading to divorce) instead of stronger? [more inside]
posted by thisperon on Jan 21, 2010 - 21 answers

How to smooth step-childen (sort of) co-habitation?

Not the brady branch: I live in a household with my child and my boyfriend and his two children. We both have our respective children 4 days of the week (split custody with ex-spouses).... even though his kids live here more than with their mother - they do not think of it as "home" which is starting to unnerve me in many ways.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 42 answers

My ex just married someone I'm worried about. Kids.

My ex just married someone I am worried about. He got out of jail this week, and has a history of meth use. There are two young children involved. [more inside]
posted by Invoke on Jan 5, 2010 - 50 answers

Losing Truck Without Losing My Shirt

Have: 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup, $7000 in payments to go, good credit, and practically nothing in the bank. Need: $4000 in cash, something to drive, and good credit to remain intact. What's my best course of action? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 - 12 answers

How to have a serious relationship discussion when kids are involved

I just met someone I am really interested in dating, but who has kids. In general, I am OK with the idea, but I want to know the sorts of issues and questions I should bring up with this person to talk about it and understand the situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Divorcing a wife with schizophrenia

After 20+ years of marriage, my dad wants a divorce. Mom has schizophrenia. Please help me think through this awful situation... [very long] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2009 - 30 answers

Does an order of protection work outside the state it was taken out in?

Does an order of protection taken out in Virginia still apply in North Carolina? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Does my father really need to know my last name?

My father doesn't know my last name. Should I clue him in? How? [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Dec 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Can't find the wife.

How can I find out if I am still married? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

"Fathers be good to your daughters / Daughters will love like you do"

Found long lost dad - now what? [more inside]
posted by rmm on Nov 27, 2009 - 7 answers

How do you save a marriage after an affair?

My world is destroyed after an affair. I desperately need advice. Its a long story... Please help. [more inside]
posted by wantstobeadesigner on Nov 26, 2009 - 54 answers

Divorce to Go

PFAF: Getting Divorced in Mexico? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 25, 2009 - 1 answer

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