Divorce options- I don’t want to fight it out in court.

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “My husband and I have not had a great marriage, but now that it’s ending, we do agree on one thing: we do not want to spend thousands of dollars in legal fees to litigate our divorce case in court. I was wondering what other options we have? We have been married for ten years, we have two kids, and we have hundreds of thousands of dollars of assets.”

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Establishing paternity so child will get SSDI auxiliary benefits?

Recently on a legal forum a user asked, “I recently found out a girlfriend I had dated a few years back had a child. I am not sure I am the child’s father, but if I am I would like to make sure I do right by him. I have recently started receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). I am wondering what I need to do to ensure my child receives whatever part of my benefits he is due.”

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Why would the court dismiss my divorce case?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I filed my divorce petition several months ago. I was just notified that the court is about to dismiss my divorce case for inactivity. Can you give me more information about what might be going on and what steps I need to take to finalize my divorce? My spouse has not been cooperative, and I think that might be the issue.”

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Can I change property distribution judgment after divorce?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been married for 15 years. I knew my spouse was hiding things from me, but I recently found out there were several valuable assets that were hidden from me during the divorce proceeding. Our divorce was finalized last month. I am wondering what rights I might have to get the courts to reopen the property distribution judgment and get the portion of the property that was mine redistributed to me. I live in the State of Kansas.”

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Can I modify my child support order?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have three small children. At the time my divorce I had a high paying job. I have been out of work for three months. Even if I get a new job I will probably make less money. There is no way I can pay what I used to pay in child support. I love my kids, but I have to be realistic about my options. Can I go back to court and renegotiate my child support order?”

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Can my child refuse visitation?

Recently on our divorce forum a parent asked, “My husband and I went through a horrible divorce two years ago. I have a daughter who is twelve years old. She doesn’t know all the details of the divorce, but she knows it has something to do with what her father has done. He is now living with his lover with whom he had an affair. My daughter is refusing to visit him despite the child custody order. I am tired of fighting her. Does she have the legal right to refuse visitation?”

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