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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: If my children reside in another state in order for me to fight for custody which state do I have to fight in
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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Mar 17, 2021

Assuming there is no custody case that has already been filed, you would need to file for custody in the jurisdiction where the children have lived for the past six (6) months.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for North Carolina on
Q: Can I file motion for discovery on a child custody case?

Father filed for child custody and support. We’ve had 50/50 since. Can I file motion for discovery to see what his plan of attack is going to be? I can’t seem to find the form.

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Mar 17, 2021

Yes, you can file discovery requests to seek relevant information to the case. However, there is no "form" for discovery requests, so it is something you will have to generate yourself (or more likely - pay an attorney to generate).

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: I filed a pro se divorce in nc, i had hearing last Monday and Judge denied because i was missing a form. What do I do

Judge wouldn't tell me what form was missing or what i need to do next to finalize the divorce

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Mar 15, 2021

I could guess, but without looking at the file I have no idea what form you are missing. You will unfortunately need to consult with a local family law attorney about the status of your case. Perhaps you can just file the correct form and get a new date scheduled.

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Q: If the judge gave me another court date, do I have to start the process all over again? Due to the return receipt

the return receipt was not signed by my wife and I went to my court date and the judge gave me another court date, do I have to start the process all over again?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Mar 12, 2021

From these limited facts, it would appear the judge gave you additional time to complete service upon your wife. If she doesn't sign the return receipt then you will not be able to proceed with your lawsuit (because she has not been served). I would recommend you pay the sheriff their $30.00... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for North Carolina on
Q: My Wife's family all have COVID. She wants to bring our 1 yr old to their home for a full week. Do I have legal options?

My soon to be ex wife is taking my son out of state to her parents home where at least 4 people have COVID. Are there any legal routes I can follow if my soon contracts COVID while there?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Mar 5, 2021

If you don't have an existing custody case, I would consider filing one ASAP. If you have an existing case, you may want to file a Motion for Emergency Custody before she leaves alleging that the child will be exposed to a substantial risk of bodily injury. Some judges may agree that such a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for North Carolina on
Q: How can someone properly respond to a summons that is out of state?

My SO lives with me in North Carolina for almost two and a half years now. Her mother was served a summons & complaint at her home in New York regarding a debt collector attempting to get a judgement against her. A couple of questions:

1. Was she properly served?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Feb 12, 2021

1. Depends on more facts, but for a snap judgment I'll say probably not. However, burden is on you to establish that proper service hasn't been made. If you don't raise the issue properly with the court, the creditor will likely just proceed on and get what they want. This will... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: If ex husband dies and current wife lives in home co owned by me and ex. What rights will new wife have regarding house
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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Feb 10, 2021

The answer to that depends on the terms (or lack thereof) of your ex-spouse's will. He could have bequeathed his interest in the property to his new wife, in which case both you and she will own a 50% interest. If he died without a will, his interest in the property will pass pursuant to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: Will a judge grant my 5-month-old son visitation out-of-state if his father moved to MD permanently?

I filed for custody of our son the first week in December 2020 and 3 weeks later the father left NC and returned to MD to live with his mother. He has visited once since moving. We have mediation late March and he has informed me he will request for his visitations to be held in MD. He also said he... Read more »

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Feb 4, 2021

I dislike these types of questions as it really just calls for speculation when we don't know anything else about the parties, the case, or the judge. So any answer you receive is going to be mostly guesswork. All that said, I could see a judge ordering that the child is to have visitations... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Q: Both parents are on the deed. They are divorced but father dies, I'm the only heir, does my mother have rights to home?

In the divorce decree it states, she will sign over at will. No where in the decree that it states is she entitled to or awarded to the estate. She doesn't live in the country and she's not a citizen of the United States.

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Feb 3, 2021

This is a cop-out of an answer, but you would need to speak to local real estate attorney on this issue, as they would need to look at the specific language on the deed and the divorce filings. I'm not sure there is an easy answer with mom being out of the country (her citizenship status... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for North Carolina on
Q: My ex is talking of moving away with our daughter. How far away can she move without getting my consent?
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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Feb 3, 2021

I'm not disagreeing with anything that attorney Houser said below (as she is right), but would caution you that there is little stopping her (or you) from taking this child and moving to Alaska/California/etc. If you don't give your consent to a proposed move, then she shouldn't... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for North Carolina on
Q: If my daughter did not respond to a child custody suit in 30 days, is there anything that she can do.

My daughter just went through a divorce in Oct. from a very violent & abusive husband in which her 2 boys live with him. Shortly after the divorce he no longer let her see or talk to the boys & in Dec. she was served with custody papers. She tried to get help from legal aid because she... Read more »

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Feb 2, 2021

The 30 day window to respond is more relevant in other types of lawsuits. For a custody hearing, the court will still need to have a hearing and hear evidence as to the custodial schedule that is in the children's best interests. From what you've said of your daughter, she will need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Collections for North Carolina on
Q: How to renew a money judgment for back alimony in North Carolina when the defendant (debtor) is out of the country?

$50,000 plus interest judgment hits 10 year mark in 11 months. Debtor lives out of the country. Can I renew without serving them?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Feb 1, 2021

No, "renewing" a judgment involves filing a new lawsuit. An essential part of any lawsuit is that you have to serve the defendant - regardless of whether the defendant is in the country or not. There are ways to serve someone who isn't in the country, but they can be complicated... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: What does mutual release of property rights within a legal separation agreement mean?
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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Jan 18, 2021

A common answer to any legal question is that "it depends," but that is particularly true here where I don't have access to the specific language you are referencing. Depending on the actual language used, it might mean that both parties are releasing (waiving) any other claims they... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: My x just had a baby. She said the baby is mines, but she is placing it up for adoption. I do not agree. What can I do
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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Jan 18, 2021

I agree with the answer that attorney Haas provided, specifically the need to do something support wise now. Assuming she does want to have the child adopted, you should be a party to that proceeding and your support (or lack thereof) will be an issue that the court will discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: I was born in mexico and in order to get my id I need my original birth certificate how can I get it from mother when

She refuses to hand it to me

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Jan 15, 2021

You likely can't 'force' your mother to hand you the birth certificate, but you should be able to get it directly from wherever you were born in Mexico. And I would wager that you don't need the "original" birth certificate, but merely a certified copy.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for North Carolina on
Q: Is there a way I can get custody without going to court? Since their dad has no involvement in their lives -no support

I live in NC

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Dec 26, 2020

Perhaps, but the father would have to participate in some manner in the process. The following options give you "custody" without actually having to go to court, although some of them involve the filing of a custody action.

1. If you were married to the father and haven't...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: Anything that can be legally done if a spouse is working but not contributing or helping with household expenses?

My husband is working full time but claims to not have money for bills and household needs. Is there something I can do since he isn't helping financially?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Dec 21, 2020

Legally done? No, there isn't a way you can legally force your spouse to contribute to the household bills. He can't force you to do anything, and you can't force him to do anything.

You are on a site full of divorce attorneys, so perhaps you'll receive some feedback...
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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: what would an attorney advise if you are considering a divorce and wanting to move out?

My husband spoke to an attorney and wanted to understand his rights and what he would need to do to start the separation process. Could he move out and it not be considered abandonment? I guess I'm trying to find out if he would have been advised to not leave the house and to do other steps first?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Dec 21, 2020

I'm not going to speculate on what some other attorney may or may not have told your husband, but I can say that "abandonment" isn't a distinct legal claim and is usually not something I spend a lot of time talking about with clients who have yet to separate. Abandonment might... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: What can I do if my childs father refuses to bring me my daughter back to me if neither of us got custody

We dont have no court order in place

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Dec 7, 2020

To keep this answer short, there is really only one step you need to take, which is to file an action for child custody. Consult with a local family law attorney about the necessary steps to make this happen, but until a court order is in place, he is not required to return the child to you (nor... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: Okay I have been a stay at home mom for 20 years my husband makes the money but we are talking divorce and he is saying

How he will leave me with nothing take out all cash stop paying phones WiFi which my kids use for school can he take it he says he will leave us with nothing no food nothing

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Dec 2, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that you are going through this and dealing with someone who would threaten to leave his own children destitute. Your case involves a lot of possible claims, and I can only really give you a short overview of each. For more information, you will need to talk to a local... Read more »

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