Questions Answered by Paula J. Mcgill

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for New York 10 days ago

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You should hire an experienced local attorney to form a stategy that fits your budget, needs, and schedule. This should be done as soon as possible before she moves. Even if you oppose it, if the court determines it is in the best interest of the children ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia 8 days ago

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Yes, hire an attorney to file a petition to modify custody and child support with the appropriate affidavit from your 17 year old that he wants custody to be changed to you.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia 7 days ago

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The action is one for separate maintenance. You resolve the same things you would in an action for a legal separation in other states.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia 7 days ago

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You need a lawyer to represent you in the matter. Do an internet search of experienced lawyers who practice in or near your county. If you cannot find an attorney (paid or pro bono), you will have to file a petition for temporary spousal support, child ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland 24 days ago

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You should seriously consider consulting with an attorney to discuss this matter. Even if you decide after the consultation to do it alone, you will have more information to assist you in handling the matter alone. In any event, go online for the ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia 16 days ago

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Depending on the county where you want to file, the forms may be online. Check online with the superior court of ______County. Just remember, getting a divorce is not just a series of forms. It is knowing the law, the rules of the court, the rules of ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New York on Mar 18, 2014

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You may want to call CPS to do an investigation. If neither parent can adequately care for the child, you should file a petition for guardianship. This can be done by consent of the parents or after a hearing. You may want to consult with an experienced ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for New York 21 days ago

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You have to do if they are under 21. Otherwise, you can state that all children from the marriage are 21 or over.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New York 20 days ago

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You didn't state if you had an attorney or why he didn't enforce the order. If you haven't had an attorney previously, you should seriously think about hiring one.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Georgia 24 days ago

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Normally, yes. At this point, there is nothing in Georgia or federal law that prevents employers from looking on someone's facebook page. If you don't want your employer or strangers to know what is on your social media pages, increase the ...
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia 29 days ago

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If he won the lottery, you need to consult and possibly hire local counsel to (1) confirm if he won the lottery, (2) review the court file, (3) review the transcript of the bench hearing, and (4) obtain other evidence. Good luck.
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on Feb 25, 2012

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If you are not required to pay for private school under the current order, you are not obligated to do so. However, your ex-wife can seek a modification of the order.
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on Oct 9, 2013

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You or someone in the same situation asked this question on another site. File for a limited divorce (which is a legal separation in other states). The limited divorce will place him on child and spousal support.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Mar 9, 2014

Paula J. Mcgill's answer
Leave the state for what, vacation, or permanently? If you are leaving permanently, you should obtain permission from the court and notify all interested parties. If your request is granted, once you move, the new state will have jurisdiction of the ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Mar 13, 2014

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He can subpoena anyone he wants. It's up to you or the person who receives the subpoena to file to quash the subpoena or to object at trial about the testimony as irrelevant to the issues. However, relevancy will be determined by the judge.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New York on Feb 25, 2014

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If the text messages can be authenticated, yes, the court may let them into evidence to show she violated the order.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New York on Feb 28, 2014

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If the New York court order states you have to pay until the child turns 21 or is emancipated, you must continue to pay child support until released by the court. The court may decrease your child support obligation based upon changes in income. If he ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Feb 22, 2014

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You may be entitled to spousal support, and if you have custody of the children, you will be entitled to child support. You should visit an attorney in his/her office to discuss this further. If you reside in the Atlanta metro area, I am available to ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Maryland on Feb 3, 2014

Paula J. Mcgill's answer
It all depends on a number of factors including: (1) whether you were a housewife during the marriage and for how long; (2) the relative education levels; (3) the relative earning capacities; (4) the ability for you to return to the workplace; and the ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Maryland on Feb 17, 2014

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You should seriously think about getting an attorney. Even if you cannot pay, your husband may be ordered to pay for all or a portion of the fees. In addition, if you have been a housewife for 8 years, you may be entitled to alimony. Don't short ...