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Just how bad of an idea is it to be dating a guy recently separated from his wife?

How fraught with peril is dating a married man with children who very recently separated from his seemingly unstable wife? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 - 37 answers

Can my wife, who signed the divorce decree, rescind on an uncontested divorce less than 24 hours before it would be finalized?

My wife decided to contest the divorce less than 24 hours before it would have been finalized. She had already signed all of the decrees. [more inside]
posted by mephesta on Aug 8, 2011 - 28 answers

Help me to deal with the double edged sword of child support enforcement.

I just noticed another question posted re: child support, so while we're on the subject . . . I haven't received child support in more than 5 months and it was sporadic before that. Now my ex has stated emphatically that he won't pay until or unless he gets a job. That may sound reasonable to many, but I believe he's not actively pursuing work because he doesn't have to work - his wife is the primary breadwinner. [more inside]
posted by Hiding in my sock drawer on Jul 31, 2011 - 44 answers

You're not my mommy

Dad wants me to meet the woman he left Mom for. Do I have to? [more inside]
posted by animalrainbow on Jul 26, 2011 - 50 answers

They're Right Here, Dad; Why Can't You Call Us?

Is there anything a divorced mom with primary custody of three kids could say to their dad to get him to pay attention to his kids? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Jul 25, 2011 - 32 answers

Need help with divorce strategies when you have a child you want to move out of state with...

Need help with divorce strategies when you have a child you want to move out of state with... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

I want to have a healthy relationship with my partner's young son

I'm in a relationship with the man of my dreams (who has also been a close friends for years before we got together) and I couldn't be happier. It is serious and it is going in the "forever" direction. He has a young son, though and I want help introducing myself to his life without causing too much stress or confusion. Also, divorce fun times... [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jul 18, 2011 - 9 answers

NYC Divorce lawyer

I'm looking for a good divorce lawyer in NYC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Why are divorce rates higher for those who have lived together before marriage?

Why is the divorce rate higher for those who have lived together before marriage than those who haven't? [more inside]
posted by coraline on Jul 12, 2011 - 17 answers

Life after divorce - with kids.

I'm in the throes of a divorce. I have an 8 year old girl. I've met someone else - how best to integrate two people with young kids...more details below... [more inside]
posted by nicktf on Jul 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Divorced parent didn't announce his new marriage, but is now asking a favor for newborn half-sibling, what to do?

I recently received an email from my dad, asking me to pick out several English names for my half-sister and I'm at a loss at how to deal with the situation due to the way my parents divorced and how my dad handled his new marriage (snowflake details below). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 - 33 answers

I will not let this cycle of stupid behavior continue.

Met the parents. They're crazy. Need to develop strategies to cope and set clear and unavoidable bondaries NOW before the cycle of stupid and exploitative behavior continues. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jul 6, 2011 - 45 answers

How to handle finances during a separation?

Need advice on handling finances during a separation. I will be seeking the advice of an attorney/mediator in the near future, but want to hear how others have handled similar situations. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Yelp does not help for this

How to find a good divorce lawyer/mediator in San Jose? And what is good? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Can this marriage be saved?

Can this marriage be saved? Infidelity, drug and alcohol abuse, low libido, and ADD... but are those reason enough to leave? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 - 38 answers

In what situations is a short sale then buy back legitimate?

Short sale, then buy back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 3 answers

I can't move on after this break up, and I'm beating myself up for every mistake I make. How do I stop?

Having trouble moving on after a murky break up, and berating myself for my mistakes. How do I move forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2011 - 22 answers

In the middle of a divorce and my soon-to-be-ex just got canned. Now what happens?

I'm getting divorced and my soon-to-be-ex just got fired. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Move into my dad's basement suite?

My parents are splitting up after 36 years. My dad will be buying a house of his own. If he gets a place with a basement suite and I move into it, what pitfalls should I be aware of? I'm 30. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 37 answers

What will happen after I'm sued and owe the money?

What, exactly will happen to me? I got divorced a while ago, and lately my income just can't cover part of my divorce decree. She's mad and threatening to sue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2011 - 17 answers

What if my kids are not mine?

I am going through a divorce and have recently found out that my wife has had numerous affairs while we were married. This information has got me thinking that one of my children may not be biologically mine. So now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2011 - 50 answers

Does this situation sound like stress-induced erectile dysfunction?

Does this situation sound like stress-induced erectile dysfunction? What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2011 - 3 answers

I'm in love with a divorcing man who is having a divorce freak out. Help!

In love with a divorcing man who is now backing off. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 - 25 answers

We can't just throw away our wedding photos, can we?

What should we do with our wedding photos now that we're getting divorced? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 - 29 answers

Same-sex Split

My same-sex partner and I have separated (to my shock and opposition) after a few years of hard financial times. While I am holding out hope that she will come to her senses, I need help deciding on what to do (especially regarding our house) in case we can't resolve our issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 - 9 answers

How do you bring cash to a closing?

How does selling an under water house where you bring cash to the closing actually work? What happens if you come up short? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Apr 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Am I screwing myself financially long-term if I go for a cheapie uncontested divorce?

Am I screwing myself financially in the long run if I go for a cheapie quickie uncontested divorce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 - 19 answers

How to deal with your parents getting a divorce when you're an adult?

How to deal with your parents getting a divorce when you're an adult? [more inside]
posted by dayspteh on Apr 23, 2011 - 27 answers

What are the appropriate emotions for an ex during and after divorce?

My boyfriend recently finalized his amicable divorce, but I am more wary than ever. What are the emotions one goes through after divorce and what sacrifices are required on my part? It's a little long - thanks in advance for reading. [more inside]
posted by gardenbex on Apr 8, 2011 - 23 answers

Is switching homes too often detrimental to his development or is this acting out a phase?

Children in Divorce: 3 1/2 year old acts out, Mommy thinks it's because he is switching homes too often, wants to change visitation schedule to have him overnight every night. Is switching homes too often detrimental to his development or is this acting out a phase? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Apr 8, 2011 - 59 answers

How do I convince myself to get a divorce, and not feel guilty forever about abandoning someone who loves me?

How do I convince myself to get a divorce, and not feel guilty forever about abandoning someone who loves me? And doesn't have a job. And can't get health insurance on her own. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2011 - 83 answers

What should my dad do with this house?

How, if it is even possible, can my father get out from under a nearly condemned home without still having a mortgage payment? [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Mar 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Homewreckers

Please help me find descriptions of the psychology or "standard" process of women who approach and are willing to cheat with married men. [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on Mar 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Is lack of sex worth ending a marriage over?

Is sexual incompatibility enough of a reason to end a 15 year marriage? It seems like a lame reason, but she would prefer to do it once a month, while he has the urge once a day (but I'd settle for once or twice a week). Is there any hope for this couple? [more inside]
posted by hoodkeyben70 on Mar 23, 2011 - 93 answers

Wicked Stepmothers Never Die

Went through a very ugly divorce about four years ago. Blindsided by a cheating husband who remarried less than six months later. Following the divorce, I lost all access to my stepdaughter who is turning 16 next month. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 - 26 answers

Non-parent seeks parenting advice.

How do I keep my roommate and best friend from surrendering custody of her son to her ex-husband - an unemployed former crack user who was recently released from jail and is living with his mother about four hours away? [more inside]
posted by owlparliament on Mar 21, 2011 - 26 answers

Is there such a thing as a quick, easy divorce?

How the heck do I get a cheap, uncontested divorce when we have both moved on and live in different states? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2011 - 8 answers

I met a great guy! He's in the process of getting a divorce. Should I bow out now before getting hurt?

I met a great guy, but he's in the middle of a divorce. Should I bow out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2011 - 20 answers

Is it already over?

My husband treated me unfairly for a long time, I got emotionally set to divorce and ... now he's doing all the right things. Internet, is it already over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2011 - 43 answers

In a new relationship, she has a daughter who is not comfortable with the divorce ...

In a new relationship, she has a daughter who is not comfortable with the divorce ... [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Feb 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Advice or resources for dealing with guilt/fear in a divorce?

How do I stop myself from second-guessing my decision to get a divorce? Does the little bit of doubt mean that I'm doing the wrong thing? Are there any books or resources for people in my situation? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Feb 16, 2011 - 43 answers

I just want my name back, particularly since I never changed it in the first place.

I never changed my name after I got married, but I signed my name with my husband's last name on several legal documents. Now we're getting divorced, and my lawyer tells me that I have to request in my MDA that my name be restored to my maiden name. I live in Tennessee. Help me understand this please! [more inside]
posted by mudlark on Feb 3, 2011 - 19 answers

The spouse and the house

How to deal with the guilt of leaving a spouse with a house they can't afford? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Feb 3, 2011 - 42 answers

How do I know when I'm ready to try again?

How do you know when you should start dating again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 - 22 answers

What docs to bring for Motion to Modify?

What documentation should I bring to a court hearing for a "Motion to Modify" (child support)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Six Months til D-Day.

Getting Divorced. No money. No job. SO is generous enough to give me 6 mos. before I have to leave the house. Freaking out. What are the most productive actions I can take? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2010 - 25 answers

How to move back to the UK from Europe after divorce with no money or support network?

Say you're a British citizen. And you're married to a citizen of a European country and living in that country with them and your kids, who are also citizens of that European country. And say you no longer want to be married and want to move back to the UK. With the kids. Leaving aside the inevitable custody battle, what the hell do you do next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Breaking up as partners, not as friends?

My SO of 13 years and I just broke up. It was mutual and amicable but we feel numb. How do we process this and oh god, logistics? What do we do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Figuring out how to reconcile responsibilities to family and desire to grow the hell up already

Adult staying at home to help financially support parents, parents split up, total financial chaos ensues... NOW how/when am I going to become an independent, grown-up adult? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully on Dec 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Asking for a prenup in a "nice" way.

Any tips on broaching the subject of a pre-nup? [more inside]
posted by myaskme on Dec 14, 2010 - 37 answers

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