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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for New York on
Q: Can I move back to another state with my daughter while separated from my husband?

We lived in Chicago for 3 years while my husband was in graduate school. I separated from my husband over a month ago. He has been verbally and emotionally abusive,and one day he became physical in front of our child, and I ended up at the police station filing a report for domestic violence.... Read more »

Laura Ann Daniels
Laura Ann Daniels answered on Aug 20, 2020

Yes, you can move because he is not staying in Chicago where you lived as a couple with your child. Once you are there you should file for custody and a divorce.

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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Banking for New York on
Q: My parents took all the money from my bar mitzvah and put it into an account that can only be used for education/college

and admit to it being a preemptive decision. I do not want to go to college and they are refusing to let me have the money so i can buy a car and pay for insurance to better my life and further my growth and independence. They threaten to spend the money themselves even though the money was given... Read more »

Laura Ann Daniels
Laura Ann Daniels answered on Apr 25, 2020

Go to college.

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4 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: How to file a motion of contempt on ex for not following divorce decree regarding property? Divorce or property lawyer?

Ex-spouse refuses to follow through with property agreement set in divorce decree. Currently financially frozen. How do I go about enforcing? What kind of lawyer do I get? Divorce or Property/Real Estate.

Laura Ann Daniels
Laura Ann Daniels answered on Mar 10, 2020

A matrimonial (divorce) lawyer who can file a motion to enforce the Judgment of Divorce.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New York on
Q: Do I have to share the money I receive from claiming my son on my taxes with the father? Never married
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Laura Ann Daniels answered on Jan 26, 2020

No. If you are the custodial parent, you have the right to the dependency exemption.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for New York on
Q: Hello i just received a phone call 9 years later apparently i have a child

I am not sure what will happen, She texted me i haven't spoken to her in years and telling me that she is filing for child support that they are going to suspend my license and prosecute me jesus what just happened. when she files for child support do i have to pay for the last 8 years ?

Laura Ann Daniels
Laura Ann Daniels answered on Nov 30, 2017

No, you will only be responsible for support from date of filing of the petition. But, first she should prove that you are the father. You should ask for paternity to be established by DNA testing.

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Q: I've been with my partner for 15 years. We believe that means we're in a common law marriage. Is that correct?
Laura Ann Daniels
Laura Ann Daniels answered on Aug 25, 2016

No, New York does not recognize common law marriage.

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