There are many legal "benefits" to getting married. There is a presumption when a married woman gives birth that the husband is the father. This makes paternity cases less necessary and child support matters easier. There are legal issues regarding owning property as a non-married...View More
The Original custody order is NY order, child n mom moved to FL, now the Home state is FL for 4 years . Mom brings child to dad for summer vacation , not he refused to return child to mother (the custodial parent ) , kept child mom filed writ of Hc unknowing father filed in NY filed for emergency... View More
While there is a lot of information here there are some crucial details missing. Did the original court order in NY give the custodial parent permission to relocate? If not, did the custodial parent seek permission to relocate? Normally, a custodial parent does not have the right to relocate out...View More
First you need to make sure you clear up everything with the DMV, pay any fines and, if you need, turn in your plates. Once that is cleared up, you need to clear up your situation with the SCTPVA. You need to pay whatever default fines were assessed. Speak to a traffic attorney.
I have only unsecured debt. My disposable income is around $80, would my plan be accepted? I’m under the median income. Had a ch7 discharged less than 8 years ago. Being sued by creditors. I don’t have any non exempt assets.
There is no minimum payment as long as it is not zero. The payment would likely be the amount available according to the means test but also your non exempt assets are a factor. Speak to an attorney to determine the specifics.
My ex-husband and I divorced, and we have joint custody. I signed paperwork to have my son move with him to Utah two years ago for a better life I kept custody of my daughter, who lives with me. Now my ex-husband is trying to move my son to another state (texas ) I don’t agree with this. Since... View More
My spouse is the money earner. During the marriage I paid the bills. He gives me a hard time giving enough money. And complains about how I pay things. I told him he can take over paying the bills. He doesn’t want to and threatened to charge me with financial abandonment.
There is no "financial abandonment" in NY. In a divorce, the monied spouse may be required to pay spousal maintenance (and, in appropriate, child support). This is based on your respective incomes. Speak to an attorney.
My chapter 7 filed and discharged 5 years ago. My income is under the median income for my state. I have no non exempt assets and only have unsecured non priority debt. I have very little disposable income. Is chapter 13 an option? Would I be able to propose to pay 0.00 to unsecured claims?
You can not file a Chapter 7 within 8 years of your previous Ch. 7. A Ch. 13 requires you to have a payment plan (and can not be 0). It has to be feasable based on your disposable income. Consult an attorney.
My ex asked me for a loan of $5000. She said she would repay it by not taking my child support money until it is repayed... I pay for all of my children's needs anyway so they wouldn't really be harmed, I'm just wondering what the law says about the case where the person receiving... View More
Child Support is separate from other debts and it is not simply offset. She would need to waive her right to support. If this is collected by Child Support Enforcement Unit they will not credit you and you will still owe the money. Talk to a lawyer.
Yes. VTL 1144A is a 3 point violation. Points can raise your insurance, cause DMV assessments and, with enough, suspend your license. 1202(b)(2) is a parking ticket. This carries no points. The fine might be higher but, in the long run, not having points is a better deal.
Initially, my 13 coworkers and I signed a contract which specified that we were interns for this startup. We signed 1099 forms. Later, before the start of the internship, we signed an amendment that said we would receive 100% of our salary at the end of the internship.
Did the company file Chapter 11 or 7? Wages are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. There maybe an eliment of fraud here so you may want to file an adversarial proceeding. An employment lawyer may not be well versed in bankruptcy law. You should seek out counsel experienced in adversarial...View More
Whether you have a lawyer or not, this is a sep[arate issue from responsibility for legal fees. The law allows the "non-monied" spouse to request legal fees from the monied spouse. A Judge would have to determine this, and the amount.
I’m separated and going through a divorce. NYS. I have no income. My spouse is a doctor and makes $300k annually. I’ve mentioned to my lawyer that bills are piling up and I’ve exhausted my savings. Lawyer said I should be eligible for spousal maintenance while we are in the divorce process.... View More
I know that a month seems like a long time, but in divorce cases it is not. Your lawyer may be trying to resolve this withour court intervention. That may mean negotiation, exchanging financial documents, etc. If that does not work, your lawyer can file an emergency Order To Show Cause, but that...View More
I got a speeding ticket (15 miles/h above speed limit) and I plead not guilty. Subsequently, I received a letter requesting me to complete an online course, which I successfully completed. Now, I have received a Plea Reduction letter, which allows me to enter a guilty plea to the following charge:... View More
I am not sure why you were asked to take the course and got a fine if you pled not guilty. Regardless, the reduction is from a 4 point violation to a 0 point violation. No points is good. 4 points could result in a higher insurance rate, a DMV assessment and, if you accumulate 11 points, a...View More
I bought a new phone for my daughter because her mother has taken hers for over a week now restricting my communication with her. In addition she has blocked my fiance on her phone claiming the child should not be speaking to her since she is not her mother. If we provide and pay for a new phone so... View More
You are really asking two questions. Can the custodial parent take away a child's phone? And, can the custodial parent rstrict communications with the non-custodial parent? The custodial parent can set rules of their household and has day to day decision making power. If she feels that the...View More
Unless this speeding ticket aggregates more than 11 points on your license you need to send in a plea of eiother guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty they court or agency (depends on the county or town) will send a bill for the fine. If you plead not guilty you will get a court date to...View More
They live in a house that she bought when they first got together, but he pays for everything. He has it set up so that 90% of his paycheck goes in her account to pay all the bills. He is a very involved father. He wants to leave for several reasons but is unsure how he should go about it so he... View More
Since they are not married there is no need for a legal separation or divorce. However, the house is not marital. Whoever owns the house keeps it. If only the gf's name is on the deed, it is hers. As for custody and support, those canbe dealt with in family court. Whoever is the residential...View More
This is why you should have hired a lawyer. Submitting divorce papers without both signatures will simply be rejected. You can start separate custody and support actions in Family Court. However, a contested divorce can accomplish all of it. You do not need your husband's cooperation but you...View More
My girlfriend and her ex husband, have 50/50 custody of their children. We were living together for a few years. We broke up a year ago, but have been trying on and off to work it out, and now we are fully ready to move forward. we broke due to me sometimes yelling at my gf, almost never in front... View More
Who has residential custody? There should be no restriction on who sees the children absent an order to the contrary as long as it is with the parent present. If there is a schedule of visitation and he denies it, you can file a violation petition. Your ex would have to demonstrate why you are...View More
Original Child Support Order was put into place 6 years ago. The Child Support has never been modified. In 2021 there was a MOD in the way the CHILD CARE (completely separate from Child support) was to be paid. Went from a personal check to Zelle. The amount wasn't even changed. Fast forward... View More
The law is 3 years OR 15%, not both. If there is a 15% increase in the non custodial parent's income, then you are entitled to an increase. Also, it depends on the wording of the last order. If the Magistrate recalculated the child support , then that is the starting date. But if the...View More
I’ve been in the process of divorcing my husband for almost 10 months now. It is uncontested, he has signed the paper he was served, got it notarized, and sent it to my lawyer over a month ago, our child support was taken care of in family court, we have no assets to split, I’m not taking him... View More
First you said your husband sigbed papers. Were these a Stipulation of Settlement? There are many papers that have to be prepared and signed by the parties. Then you said you made changes and signed. Did you do so after your husband signed those papers? If so your husband needs to approve that...View More
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