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Divorcees/Lawyers -- At-Fault Divorce?

Manny Calavera

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So, this saga is winding down, which is simultaneously incredible and terrifying. The Girl has been told that, come divorce time, she will be found "at fault." No children involved, very little money and we will be living together. Is there anything at risk? Like, essentially her income is a fraction of his so I'm not sure how this can work against her, but everything I've read has seemed pretty convoluted and she's still, obviously, frightened about anything and everything that could go wrong. Is there anything to worry about if there's really nothing to fight over?
 

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If she has nothing to lose, then she doesn't have anything to fear except a massive lifestyle change (from benefiting from his income to being on her own).
 

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Yes, in NY she'll be tagged with adultery. So what?
She is entitled to 50% of all assets he built over the 2 years.
Is she seeking alimony?
I'm sure she'll use that money to buy you some killer new outfits with that other guy's money...
 

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There's always something to fight over otherwise there wouldn't be an issue. Would she like to hire me as her attorney? Does she have $10,000 for a retainer? Answer the second question first.
 

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She has... nothing. We're both working "artists" who work part-time jobs to guarantee we each have an income similar to that of someone working full-time at Hardee's. Lots of books, and DVDs, and clothes? Cats?

Thanks for all the input... it's really appreciated. As I said, all the info I gathered was in direct reference to safeguarding against seizure of property or custodial issues, but none of that is in play. Killer outfits sound nice...
 

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Again, if he made multiples of her salary, everything that he saved during the marriage, including apartment appreciation is 1/2 hers. (And 1/4 yours, ha) Her divorce lawyer will see to that, I am sure.
I feel really bad for the guy getting screwed by your girlfriend. He did nothing to deserve this. Hopefully, he's learned his lesson
 

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This is why you never get married. Well, this is one of many reasons, but it is by far the most important reason.
 

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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard
This is why you never get married. Well, this is one of many reasons, but it is by far the most important reason.

I'm still going to get married.
 

Don Carlos

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Originally Posted by Stazy
I'm still going to get married.

Kiss goodbye your days of sitting around, one hand on a PBR and the other hand absentmindedly gripping your dick, while you watch Deadliest Catch. If that's a lifestyle tradeoff you're prepared to make, so be it. Go with God, young man.
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
There's always something to fight over otherwise there wouldn't be an issue. Would she like to hire me as her attorney? Does she have $10,000 for a retainer? Answer the second question first.

Spoken like a true seasoned attorney.
 

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Usually the fault type divorce is good only for speeding up the clock on when divorce can be finalized. Has no effect on division of property or alimony in my states. It's also a cute way to shame the offending partner. Worth the extra legal burden? Maybe.
 

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At faults aren't worth the hassle, generally.
 

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