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How do I tell my co-workers I'm getting a divorce?

How do I tell my co-workers I'm getting a divorce? [more inside]
posted by Fister Roboto on Jan 2, 2013 - 17 answers

My boyfriends borderline ex-wife is making me borderline crazy!

How should I address the fact that my boyfriend's unstable ex-wife continues to inappropriately contact him and his family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2012 - 22 answers

Can my wife sue me for infidelity (and what does that even mean?)

Can my wife sue me for infidelity (and what does that even mean?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2012 - 11 answers

henceforth he's to be referred to as dungbeetle

Issues with supporting a friend in court for divorce [more inside]
posted by anon4now on Dec 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Buy a house without a spouse?

Buying a house while married but physically separated -- what are the possible issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Lost my job in the middle of a divorce. How do we pay for everything until we're finished?

Lost my job in the middle of a divorce. How do we pay for separate households until we're finished? [more inside]
posted by punocchio on Dec 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Is there such a thing as an unbaptism?

My ex-wife had our child baptized without my knowledge or permission. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2012 - 48 answers

Selfish or selfless? I can't tell.

I'm ready to leave my unhappy, borderline-abusive, caretaker-y marriage (details in a series of posts, most recently here). Do I just wait until I've got all my ducks in a row and then go, or should I be kinder, and give my spouse some kind of notice period. [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Nov 23, 2012 - 69 answers

General advice for someone going through a divorce?

General advice for someone going through a divorce? [more inside]
posted by sugarbomb on Nov 19, 2012 - 19 answers

Military Divorce Filter

Enlisted Soldier has stopped all financial support, including mortgage payments, utilities and even school lunches for his 2 children. [more inside]
posted by anon4now on Nov 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Support/Help with divorce after 1 yr marriage (29 y.o.)

29 years old and divorcing after 1 year of marriage- looking for support/help with my decision. [more inside]
posted by love2much on Nov 14, 2012 - 34 answers

how to initiate a separation?

i'm unhappy in my marriage but my wife is very dependent on me. how do i do this? [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Nov 12, 2012 - 22 answers

Marriage on your permanent record

Does a previous marriage show up on a background check? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on Nov 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Surviving a separation, part 2: boundary setting!

Hoping for advice on setting boundaries within a co-parenting relationship following a marital separation. [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Nov 9, 2012 - 27 answers

Plaintiff or defendant in divorce, does it matter?

So, my wife and I are getting a divorce. Does it matter which one of us is the plaintiff and which is the defendant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2012 - 13 answers

I am so stuck. The time has come to end my marriage and I can't get the words out.

I feel like I am experiencing sleep paralysis--I know I want to wake up but I just can't move. I've had no shortage of difficult life challenges over the years. Leaving a drug-addled, abusive family behind, holding dying loved ones, quitting cigarettes, I've ended LTRs in the past (and had them ended by partners too). I am not an over-thinker or an indecisive person and this feels so weird. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Personal belongings after a divorce

Can my ex-husband keep my personal belongings? [more inside]
posted by staggering termagant on Nov 2, 2012 - 10 answers

family drama

My semi-troubled sibling finally pulled the "I want to live with dad!" card. What should my mom do? How can I support her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Books to help a recent divorcee avoid common mistakes?

I'm almost done with my divorce and in the process of starting a new life. Are there any books out there that might help me steer clear of making the more common corny-recent-divorcee' mistakes? Stuff related to love, the kids, housecleaning, finance, alcohol, furnishings, loneliness, stress, etc. 41 yo male living in the US, three preteen daughters on 50/50 time, comfortable financially, stressful job, amicable split from STBX, big D because I ended up being an employee and not a husband/man.
posted by TheManChild2000 on Oct 29, 2012 - 11 answers

How to get over insecurity about boyfriend's divorce?

What can I do to stop insecurity from boyfriend's from seeing into our relationship? The divorce isn't final, and it's placing a strain on our relationship. I'm afraid that my anger/confusion/fear may sabotage the relationship. [more inside]
posted by lastcall17 on Oct 28, 2012 - 14 answers

My sister is separating and likely divorcing her husband after 15 months of marriage, and my family strongly disagrees with her decision. Do we tell her this?

My sister is separating and likely divorcing her husband after 15 months of marriage, and my family strongly disagrees with her decision. Do we tell her this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2012 - 65 answers

Seeking Justice, Pro Se

YANYL: how do I ask for attorney's fees on a motion that was involuntarily withdrawn? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Oct 15, 2012 - 3 answers

family support during divorce?

My family has taken a side in my amicable divorce. And it's not "my" side. How do I get support from them when I am isolated and depressed and really need them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2012 - 26 answers

Can a healthy marriage last?

How do I regain my trust in marriage when my role models of healthy marriage are separating? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Oct 5, 2012 - 16 answers

Oh noes. I'm dead.

Last night, while playing with Find My iPhone, I erased my wife's iPhone. That's right. I erased my wife's iPhone. Apparently, it wasn't backing up to iCloud. Unless I have a good backup on her laptop via iTunes, I am screwed, right? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Sep 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Fuckin' Maryland Divorces, How Do THEY Work?

Asking for a very dear friend, YANAL/YANHL/TINLA/OMG/WTF: my friend wants to divorce her emotionally-abusive husband. He doesn't want a divorce and intends to fight her tooth and nail. They live in MD. What to do? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Sep 27, 2012 - 15 answers

How to represent "split" family in church directory?

My wife and I are divorcing, have been separated for quite a while. We both attend the same church with our kids. Our church is getting ready to do a pictorial directory. I'm not sure how to handle this. [more inside]
posted by punocchio on Sep 25, 2012 - 25 answers

Cat person needs help considering a puppy

I've been a cat person all my life. I don't like dogs in general--most strike me as bothersome. I've come across the occasional dog I like, but I've never had to care for one longer than four days, at its own house. Now I'm in the unexpected position of considering getting a dog. [more inside]
posted by Yoshimi Battles on Sep 25, 2012 - 55 answers

Between a rock and a hard place

I have recently separated from my wife of 6 years and have moved out of the family home into temporary accommodation. It has been about a month since I left and I am in a very confused place at the moment. My wife has put forward an ultimatum that is tearing me apart and I would appreciate some perspective from the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2012 - 79 answers

Desperately seeking stability

How do I get a handle on what I've uncovered in therapy outside the therapist's office whilst my therapist is unavailable for a few weeks? [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Sep 22, 2012 - 19 answers

Where to meet, not to eat.

You need to meet with your soon-to-be ex-husband to go over some financial issues. You've both agreed to do it without your lawyers just to get some stuff resolved without the complication of their "input". Where? Your house feels uncomfortable as a site. No way are you going to his new place. A restaurant? No. We don't want to have dinner together, just talk quietly and calmly and maybe go over some documents. The library? Feels weird. Suggestions?
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2012 - 41 answers

Should I cool it with my long distance friend until he leaves his girlfriend?

Divorce from abusive ex almost final, unexpectedly slept with a friend. We have loads in common but he's not (yet?) available. Cool it, or enjoy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2012 - 31 answers

Divorce record wanted

How can I get a copy of my divorce record? I'm in Georgia but don't know the exact year or county of my divorce - just know it was in the mid-90s. [more inside]
posted by hazyjane on Sep 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Divorce & Disease

My mother has decided she wants to leave my Parkinson's stricken father. I need some guidance from folks with similar experience about next steps. [more inside]
posted by AloneOssifer on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

How should my sister bring her son home, across state lines, during a messy divorce proceeding?

Asking for a friend: How should my sister bring her son home, across state lines, during a messy divorce proceeding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2012 - 7 answers

How to survive a marital separation arrangement?

Please help me buckle down and survive the 16 months I have left before my husband abandons me and our kids. [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Aug 29, 2012 - 142 answers

Torn between shielding my daughter and needing her help

How can I encourage my adult daughter from my first marriage to voice her opinions in my current divorce proceedings (of my second marriage) without it feeling like I'm dragging her into battle? [more inside]
posted by punocchio on Aug 22, 2012 - 22 answers

Please don't give me that pitying look of horror.

Anyone have any positive stories to share involving simultaneous end of marriage, job departure and moving? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Aug 20, 2012 - 24 answers

When my husband files for divorce, what is my next step?

YANAL, but I need some direction. I think my husband is going to ask for a divorce, and I am clueless as to the next steps. He significantly outearns me... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2012 - 29 answers

Things are bad.

Our marriage is crumbling, and it's taking me with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2012 - 29 answers

Know a lawyer in Mumbai?

Family law in Mumbai? Wondering if anyone has recommendations for lawyers practicing in Mumbai/Bombay... An older (60s) Indian couple I know appears to be heading for divorce, and I am trying to help the woman as best I can. Unfortunately, there are a number of complicating factors, and I do not personally know any lawyers in Mumbai, so I thought I would ask here. I realize it's a long shot, but it's worth a try... [more inside]
posted by aramaic on Aug 12, 2012 - 4 answers

My mother feels defeated by her child support battles

My mother hasn't received child support payments from my father for over a year; I think she's become incredibly depressed about her treatment by the legal system, and has come to believe that no matter what she does, she'll have to bear the full financial burden of raising my sister. Help me inspire her with a rational reason why she should keep trying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2012 - 13 answers

divorce settlement hindsight advice

About to start discussing divorce details. What do you wish you known, what would you have done differently, what do you regret, what are glad you did? [more inside]
posted by jennstra on Aug 6, 2012 - 19 answers

Family Lawltimore

Can you recommend a family lawyer in Baltimore? [more inside]
posted by kroshka on Aug 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Time to go, how to go?

I think it's time for my wife and I to separate, but I have no idea exactly how to go about it. Help me out, hive mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2012 - 18 answers

I'm guessing addressing the invitation to just my dad isn't going to cut it

How do I (or can I at all) not invite my dad's wife to my upcoming wedding? [more inside]
posted by animalrainbow on Jul 31, 2012 - 95 answers

What can happen in a divorce like this?

My friend's and his ex are divorcing. The ex is being financially irresponsible, which could be influencing the outcome of the settlement. The lawyer has suddenly dropped of the face of the earth. What can my friend do to find out what's going on? [more inside]
posted by chatelaine on Jul 25, 2012 - 18 answers

How can I help my friend help herself and her kids?

My friend, Ann, is a married woman with two young children. Her husband has severe, chronic depression but refuses to get help. She has had an affair. She is not sure how to leave him, as she has no career or money of her own. More than that, I just don't think she's able to comprehend ever leaving him. How do I help her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2012 - 19 answers

impact of separation on Austrian visa status

I have a sister about to go through a separation and likely divorce while in a foreign country. Would appreciate any comments/advice on the impact of the separation on the visa of the dependent husband, and how to prevent the husband taking the child out of country. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Splitting escrow upon divorce and house buy-out.

I bought my house from my wife. We got our escrow refund check in the mail. I think it's rightly mine. She disagrees. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 - 11 answers

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