Married man with third party ambivalent about divorce’s settlement on house division

Number of View: 222 Hi Gilbert, thanks for you prompt reply. I have been married since 2007. We are both working adults.  We don’t have any kids and now are waiting for are divorce final notice which we will be getting next month. Basically, I did something really wrong. I met another woman last year and started to have a relationship with her. Please do not judge me as after 7 years of marriage its only last year that I allowed myself to meet someone else. Reason is because I was still living a bachelor’s life even after marriage. She is the lazy sort of person and I thought she could change but never did. From preparing  food to washing of dishes to washing and drying of clothes – it was all done by me. She was never agreeable to go out with my friends and their families. Anyway, she found out  that I was having another person. I admitted to it and we decided to go our own way. Her dad said since I made the mistake I have to come out the cash to take a lawyer and start the divorce proceeding which I did. She told me …

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Father who have not seen his children for more than 10 years seeking assistance on variation oder for maintenance

Number of View: 277 Hi Gilbert, I exchanged some messages with you on Facebook earlier. I reached out to you because I knew you have been helping out people in the area of family law. I have been divorced from my ex wife since 2002. I have two children with her; a girl currently aged 18 and a boy aged 14. My ex has custody, care and control over them. I was given access to the children but it was always difficult as my ex was not cooperative. Thus, I have not seen my children in more than ten years. In the order of court,  I was ordered to pay my ex and the two children a sum of $1600.00 per month as maintenance for them. Recently, my first born daughter reached out to me through her friend. She claimed that she has been having a difficult time with her mother and that she is only receiving an allowance of $200.00 a month which is supposed to cover her own meals and living expenses. This seems to be very low compared to the maintenance I am contributing monthly . I wish to vary the order of court to clearly specify …

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