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If you've been a homemaker and have left a partner, what did you ask for or want, demand for yourself and children in court? Did you get treated the way you felt you should have been treated?

Wondering how much the courts recognize the work a mom does to be a full time mom and homemaker.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Jan. 15, 2010 in Relationships

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  • They really don't. You might get some of the home goods, and some alimony... but if you were married 5 years or less you will have fun getting much else.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • The court doesn't really decide. The dh and w work out issues before going in front of the judge. The final hearing is just to make it all official. A judge might send a couple to mediation to work things out but the Judge only cares you work out things prior to coming to court. So divide what you two own, the state will decide child support using the state child support calculator using his income. Do they treat you well? They don't treat you in any particular way other than to get you in and out so they can help the next couple. The court listens to what you two decided and make it final.

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:59 PM on Jan. 15, 2010

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