How is he trashing your daughter in law? Is her husband your son? How do you know what is going on? Stating negative things about someone is NOT unethical or unscrupulous. What skeletons does your DIL have?
My daughter in law has been trying to get a divorce for a year and a half now with no results. Her husband has a very unethical and unscrupulous attorney who tries to trash my daughter in law in every hearing and mediation.
He doesn't have to sign anything.
Her husband makes agreements then refuses to sign the agreement (stall tactics).
Oh okay. So he has signed something. Is there a court order for Child Support? If not, why hasn't she gotten one?
He has signed over the real estate to her and moved away 6 months ago and is not paying child support.
He is allowed.
The husband says he wants to go to trial (bluff or not I don't know).
Why he wants to go to trial is not really relevant. Maybe he doesn't want to settle. Maybe he wants full custody of the children. Maybe he is a jerk. Maybe your DIL has serious problems and trial is the only way he can get a fair break.
I figure the only reason he would want a trial is just so his attorney can make nasty accusations in public again.
Really? The children should not even know ANYTHING about what is going on in court. So how would it hurt them? I think what you mean is it would hurt her so she would make sure the children know that the reason she was hurt was because daddy is evil.
So the wife wants to avoid court because it would only hurt the children more as well as the rest of the family.
I thought she had all the real estate signed over to her by her husband.
Her lawyer is also dragging her feet. This family has already spent close to $50,000 and they were living in a run down mobile home.
It takes two to fight in a divorce.
It doesn't make sense to me that an unscrupulous lawyer and a moron could be allowed by law to cause this much harm.
The court will eventually grant a divorce with neither one of them agreeing to the terms. AFTER the trial.
My question is really 2 questions.
One - can the wife wait some period of time and get a divorce even though the husband will not agree to it. And if so how much time?
Really? Why does the divorce have to be final? That doesn't make sense.
Two - is there any way the wife can get some paper or court order that would satisfy a title company since the divorce is not finale so she can get a mortgage on the property? The house was under construction on a construction loan. The husband has signed a deed etc and the bank will give her a mortgage but the Title Company says the divorce has to be finale.
This family is in desperate financial shape now because of the husband's foul deeds and the wife has to fully support the children so any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. The case is in Texas.What is the name of your state?[/QUOTE]
Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in.
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