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Divorce advice

Discussion in 'Divorce, Separation, Annulment' started by Jguest17, Jan 21, 2020.

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  1. Jguest17

    Jguest17 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello I’m looking for advice/help.

    my husband left and relocated to another state 2 yrs ago because he had trouble finding work. It was decided I would join him after but on arrival his attitude towards me changed. We have tried many things for reconciling but my husband served me with divorce papers. I just need to know what my rights are?
     
  2. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    You have the same rights as any other person in the US.
    Can you be more specific?
     
  3. Jguest17

    Jguest17 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I’m just unsure how to proceed. My friends tell me I have a case for abandonment. My husband is pressuring me to sign divorce papers.
     
  4. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    You may wish to speak to an attorney.
     
  5. PayrollHRGuy

    PayrollHRGuy Well-Known Member

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    What state did he file for divorce in?

    Also, I can't quite understand from your original post, did you ever move to his state?
     
  6. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Your personal rights have NOTHING to do insofar as divorce is concerned.

    All of YOUR rights are protected, however.

    What you can't do is REFUSE to allow the divorce to come to fruition.

    You can stall, delay, or otherwise impede him from obtaining a SPEEDY divorce, however.

    You can't prohibit him from receiving a divorce.

    Depending upon the state where the cagey, clever cad filed the divorce action, he may have outfoxed you, assuming he has a bucket of money or a poke of gold.

    If he's just another slippery, sleazy deadbeat, roll with the flow, ma'am.

    Let the loser go, and your life will improve because he's gone.

    If you wish to make sure he's not trying to pull a fast one, you can take the papers he served you to a local family law attorney to be reviewed.

    I wish you well, as you make your way in this world FREE of that deadbeat, sad sack.
     
  7. Jguest17

    Jguest17 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    He filed in Texas I’m still in New York
     
  8. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    That is all the better for you.

    Texas is a community property state.

    New York is not a "community property" state, it is an "equitable distribution" state.

    Talk to a NY lawyer or two, they usually have a few tricks up their sleeves.

    Good luck.
     
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    PayrollHRGuy Well-Known Member

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    So you never moved to his state?
     
  10. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Like everyone else, you have dozens of legal rights, but it would serve no useful purpose to try and list them all.

    I suggest you come up with some specific questions that you'd like answered.

    Otherwise, consult with a local divorce attorney (in Texas, where the divorce is pending).

    How to proceed: Consult with a local divorce attorney.

    Signing "divorce papers": You're under no obligation to sign anything. It might be in your interests to sign some "divorce papers," but it's obviously impossible to comment on that without knowing what exactly he wants you to sign.

    As far as your "friends telling [you that you] have a case for abandonment," I have no idea what that might mean (and I'm assuming that these friends are not lawyers and are otherwise uneducated about how Texas divorce law works).

    Texas offers both "no fault" and fault based grounds for divorce. My guess is that your husband is seeking a no fault divorce (because it's far simpler and less expensive). Perhaps your friends are suggesting that you, in your responsive pleading, should, instead, seek divorce on the ground of abandonment, but I don't see how you'd benefit from that.
     
  11. Jguest17

    Jguest17 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello I’m renting a room (have been for about a month) yesterday my landlord informed me I have to move ( she has her own housing issues and is also trying to get another tenant out for various reasons but in order to do that she has to be living on the property) she asked if I could be out by this Saturday which isn’t doable, I just wanted to know what sort of time frame a landlord is supposed to give so you can find another place to live. This is in New York.
     
  12. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Jguest17 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    So I’ve been asked to vacate the room I’m renting with next to any notice. I was checking paperwork I don’t have a lease I have an apartment sharing contract do that affect my tenant rights?
     
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    Please add this question to your other thread on this topic. Thank You.

    Housing question






    Reported
     
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    Jguest17 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    So I’ve been asked to vacate the room I’m renting with next to any notice. I was checking paperwork I don’t have a lease I have an apartment sharing contract do that affect my tenant rights?
     
  17. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You appear to be residing in The Bronx, NYC.

    NYC has some very helpful laws that thwart landlords from ousting tenants with little notice.

    You might wish to read the information provided by your NYC housing officials:

    Rent Issues - DHS


    Homeless Prevention Fund
    The Homeless Prevention Fund provides emergency financial assistance to households Citywide, who are unable to secure sufficient assistance through available programs and are at imminent risk of homelessness due to rent arrears. The Fund offers emergency financial assistance to low-income households who meet all of the following criteria:
    Household income range between $15,000 and $30,000 annually
    An eviction petition has been filed
    The household has the ability to pay rent in the future.
    For more information on the Homeless Prevention Fund, please contact:

    Coalition for the Homeless
    129 Fulton Street
    New York, NY 10038
    Eviction Prevention Hotline: (212) 776-2039

    The Bridge Fund
    105 East 22nd Street, Suite 621 E
    New York, NY 10010
    Phone: (212) 674-0812

    Community Service Society
    105 East 22nd Street, Room 409
    New York, NY 10010
    Phone: (212) 614-5375

    Free Legal Representation to Prevent Eviction
    HRA funds Anti-Eviction Legal Services in the housing courts and in community offices across the City, provide comprehensive, flexible and individualized legal and related services to help ensure that low-income households avoid becoming homeless. Services may include:

    Representation in housing court
    Negotiations with landlords and/or other advocacy assistance
    Inquiries into whether a tenant's rent level is correct, whether there are conditions that require repair and whether these constitute defenses to a proceeding
    Preparation and filing of required agency and court papers

    https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/homelessness-prevention/HPLPProviderList.pdf

    More help for you, maybe:

    https://www.unitedway.org/?id=17&pg=hhp
     
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    Blue, there is no thread at that link.
     
  19. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    What does the contract say about termination? Quote it word for word.
     
  20. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    That your lease isn't called a "lease" is of no legal significance.
     

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