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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Maine on
Q: DHHS became involved due to my bf's criminal record. He has nothing against children. My son is 11 has been with me all

DHHS became involved due to my bf's criminal record. He has nothing against children. My son is 11 has been with me all his life. I gave his dad sole R&R so DHHS would leave. My son refuses to live with his dad. He wants to runaway and has become really depressed. What repracations am I... Read more »

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Robert Guillory Esq answered on Apr 9, 2018

you can file a motion to modify the order giving the father sole parental rights to change the contact provisions and primary residence etc. you will have to show something has changed since the order giving sole rights to dad. That would be your son's reaction to living with his dad. Of... Read more »

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Q: I am paying a% alimony. The decree states that I pay until she remarries or is 67. I want to retire at 62she will be 60

She already took 1/2 of the retirement , but will get my social security. Can I retire or at least go to part time or does this mean I am forced to work full time until 69?

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Robert Guillory Esq answered on Apr 9, 2018

It is hard to tell you exactly what your options are without seeing the divorce judgment but generally spousal support awards can be modified if there has been a substantial change of circumstances. if you elect to retire and that decision is reasonable, especially if you have health problems or... Read more »

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Q: I have a business in Maine (LLC-I'm the sole owner). I'm going to divorce my spouse. What can happen to the business?
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Robert Guillory Esq answered on Aug 22, 2013

A lot CAN happen to the business. The better question is what will likely happen to the business. In Maine the court must divide the marital property equitably, note not necessarily equally. The first question is whether or not the LLC is marital property. If you became owner during the marriage... Read more »

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Q: Is there a difference between a Divorce Decree and a Divorce Judgement? In the state of Maine.
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Robert Guillory Esq answered on Aug 22, 2013

In Maine they are called Divorce Judgments. In some states they document granting the divorce is called a decree. They essentially do the same thing.

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Q: If a couple divorce in maine does their property automatically became a 50/50 split?
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Robert Guillory Esq answered on May 9, 2013

No nothing is automatic. The court will divide the marital property equitably. Keep in mind that marital property usually but not always means property acquired during the term of the marriage.

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Q: I WANT TO KNOW HOW I CAN GET VISITATION RIGHTS OR GRANDPARENT RIGHTS, HERE IN THE STATE OF MAINE?
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Robert Guillory Esq answered on May 9, 2013

To get these rights in Maine is almost impossible. You would have to show the Court that at some point in the child's life you were essentially acting as the child's parent with the consent of the biological parents. You have to prove you were in the position of being a "de... Read more »

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Q: In Maine, if my ex loses her job, will my child support increase?
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Robert Guillory Esq answered on May 9, 2013

It might and it might not. If she isn't working then she won't need daycare so this could make your support go down. Your support will not change until someone files a motion to modify it based on a change in circumstances. You can log on to the Pine Tree Legal website and use their child... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My wife hasn't worked since we got married, I sent her to school, nw she filed for divorce, do i have to pay alimony?

She is asking for half of everything, we were only married for 4 years, we have a 2 yr old daughter, and I got the house shortly after we got married, her name isn't on anything, her credit is horrible, i wont her out of the home, but she filed a false TPO on me now I can't got to the... Read more »

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Robert Guillory Esq answered on Apr 11, 2013

Asking for and getting are two different things. First it depends what state you are in. Most lawyers give a free consultation. Call a couple and find one you feel comfortable with.

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