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Re: Separate, Community, Commingled? Help
      01/09/10 01:23 PM

She'll be crying in front of the judge. I can just see it now.

The good news is that the judge sees that everyday. Don't let her attempts at emotional manipulation drive your emotions and behavior.

At the end of the day - she could have walked away from your "controlling" behavior. She CHOSE TO STAY in the marriage 13-YEARS. She knew at least 10-years ago whether or not you are controlling. She instead CHOSE to STAY for over 10-YEAR and CHOSE to be a CHEATER. Being a "controlling" person is subjective. Defining a CHEATER is very objective - you either did or did not.

At some point, she may realize that 50/50 on the kids means no child support for her. At that point, she will want the 65/35 split afforded by the Texas Standard Possession Order (every other weekend and holiday schedule). Because it has has been 50/50 for at least 6-months YOU MUST ARGUE "status quo" is best for the kids. Kids need stability.

Now that being said, I do know a father who has custody of his two children under the age of 10, one is special needs. He makes $45k a year and is required to pay his ex-wife (who never sees the kids) child support. He had a female judge in Austin. So much of what happens to you is highly dependent on the judge.

But I think with 98% of the judges you are in good shape:
1) easy to argue 50/50 or primary custody for you. This has been the "stauts quo" since the separation (8 months ago)
2) She is educated and has a business and can make a living TODAY (no spousal support / alimony)
3) She has a separate estate that can fill in her financial gaps and support her high standard of living (e.g. dog groomers and pool boys)
4) She needs to settle this and move on because even with the small chance she has to recover $275 for dog groomers and pool boys, she is going to give $300 to her lawyer. She is past the point of diminishing returns.

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* Separate, Community, Commingled? Help sadad 01/03/10 12:30 PM
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