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Common Law Issues The law regarding common law relationships is different than in cases of divorce. Discuss the issues that affect unmarried couples here.

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Old 11-25-2010, 08:25 AM
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I am very tired of my ex pushing off our situation- my question is can i ask that she has to pay my expenses ( ie lawyers fees) due to neglect of the situation ( even half) she does not want to settle on anything and it is draining me financially and mentally
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:53 AM
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You can ask for expenses but depending on the judge you may not get them. This was my experience. I think if you can make a strong case of her prolonging things you may be successful.
In my case, my ex has been dragging our case on for over 4 years. We recently had a settlement meeting and because the judge felt we had accomplished something during the meeting that I was not granted costs. All we accomplished at the meeting was an agreement as to the value of our houses and my ex even pulled a fast one at the meeting by stating that he wanted me to take over the family business and he stay home and collect support from me (I already have a full time job). I was pretty upset.
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