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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Hello, All of my children are over 19 and not in college, I have arrears from years ago (just interest now) and ex

has agreed to waive. How do we do this given I live in MA and he's currently residing in China teaching?

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Sep 19, 2019

Your question says, “How do we do this”.

I am not sure what “this” is. Are you asking about the emancipations of your children or the formalizing of the arrearage release?

I will assume you are asking about the release. You and he can file a Joint Petition to Change a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Massachusetts on
Q: I moved from Massachusetts & want to file for my kids to visit me In Kansas. My ex says Massachusett doesn’t allow that

It’s been 7 years since I moved. My 18 yr old has visited multiple times. My 9 & 11 yr old are not allowed. I’ve visited 2X but have regular communication with them unless my ex gets mad.

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 3, 2019

You may file for parenting time with your two young children in the Family Court. Your wife is wrong. Your 18 year old may visit you whenever; he is an adult.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can I file for contempt against mother in court ordered agreement?

I have a court order that says child primarily stays with mom in NC and I have parenting time in MA every month. I am receiving a child support notice from grandparent claiming child is living with her.

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Mar 26, 2019

Yes, you may.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: I am currently out of work since April due to medical condition. I need legal help to stop paying my ex alimony ?
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Mar 8, 2019

I need legal help to stop paying my ex alimony ?

Is your question: Do I need legal help to stop paying alimony? Sounds as if you do, based on what you have written. An attorney will file a Complaint for Modification with the court. The modification will seek to reduce your alimony...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: I get tax free stipend payments from the government for caring for a vet. Do i Report in divorce financial form?

This is not a form of employment. This income is tax-free. Not sure if I need to report on financial form or if reporting so makes any difference.

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Feb 28, 2019

Yes you do. All income is to be reported.

For the definition of income for ALL support issues Google:

" Current CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES as amended June 15, 2018, I. Income Definition, A. Sources of Income

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: How long does it take to get a divorce through mediation in Massachusetts?
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Nov 12, 2018

The time it takes to get “through” the Mediation Process initially depends on whether or not each party returns a properly completed Probate and Family Court Financial Statement. The Mediator needs a correct Financial Statement for many reasons. An insufficient Statement causes delay and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: How do my fiance and I get a prenuptial agreement?

I'm a US citizen and my fiance has dual citizenship in the US and Germany. Were planning on living in Germany after we marry.

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Nov 10, 2018

Divorce attorneys prepare prenuptial agreements. Expect to pay about $500.00 assuming the two of you are in complete agreement as to the contents of the agreement and you complete the intake forms as instructed by the attorney. Since you can’t have the same attorney, one of you will have the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: I would like to get a divorce, he and i have been seperated for 4 years. We do have 3 children.

2 are 18 and our smallest is 17. I would like to put the divorce for being an adulterer. I need guidance and help. I live in Massachusetts

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Oct 23, 2018

Jackie,

You have the right to file a divorce based on adultery, however it is not wise to do so for several reasons. Irretrievable breakdown is the suggested approach.

I would be happy to work with you on your getting a divorce quickly and for the least expense.

I am LAR...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: I am looking for someone to look over legal documents obtained online to acquire a divorce. Where do I go?

My daughter and her husband cannot afford a lawyer to get divorced. They spent $300. to get all the paperwork together from online. They went to file the papers in Fall River, MA and needed to go to classes about their child. That is done. They just want someone to review the paperwork to make... Read more »

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Oct 19, 2018

I would review the documents ONE of them asks me to review. I cannot work for both parties.

I will only review the documents submitted and will only answer the questions asked.

My fee will be billed at $375.00 per hour with a minimum of one hour.

Your daughter or...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: Hi I recently published my divorce I went to family court and showed them the tear sheet. What happens next
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Oct 8, 2018

After several months you will receive a Pre-Trial Notice. Follow the instructions to a T.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: Are orders issued for the "pendency of the divorce" in effect through the 90 day nisi period in Mass?

Are orders issued for the "pendency of the divorce" in effect through the 90 day nisi period in Mass?

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Sep 11, 2018

No. The divorce is no longer in "pendency".

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: Hi, I am in MA and just had my divorce court date. How soon can I change back to my maiden name?

Do I need to wait the 120 days til its final? What paperwork do I need for Social Security?

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Aug 28, 2018

From your question I assume that at your divorce hearing you asked for and the judge approved your request to resume your maiden name.

Under Massachusetts law you may start using your new name whenever you want.

It is a simple process to change your name with Social Security, check...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Massachusetts on
Q: I pay C/S for my 2 sons.1 of my sons moved in with Me 2 months ago. Do I still have to pay C/S for 2?
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jul 10, 2018

Yes, you should continue to pay the child support order until you file a motion for modification to change a temporary order for child support. If the child support order is the result of a judgement you must file a complaint for modification to change the Judgment providing for child support.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Business Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Im 49% shareholder/co-founder of an Australian pty ltd startup company. What happens to my shares if I file for divorce?

-My wife has no involvement/stake in the company at all.

-What method of company valuation should be used if there are only expenses so far and no income from business?

-I have not used a single cent of marital funds for the business.

-After the settlement, will my spouse... Read more »

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jul 5, 2018

I agree with Lillian.

Having filed the divorce without the necessary prep work, which is obvious from your question, is a negative you must overcome with the advice of experienced counsel.

Keep in mind the basis of all property division is that All property owned by any spouse is...
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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Massachusetts on
Q: Does my sister have to tell me what's happening with my father's estate in probate?

My father's estate has been in probate for three years. Two of my sisters were assigned as executors of his will. One of my other sisters wasn't happy that it was taking so long so she threatened the sister in the no. 2 chair to sign her executor power over to her or she'll take her to court. It... Read more »

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 28, 2018

You have the right to go to the Probate Court that is handling your father's estate. You were told the name of the Probate Court when your sister notified you as a result of filing your father's will for probate. Since you use the term executor, a term no longer used, it had to be as a result of... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Grandparent was awarded Grandparent Visitation. Grandparent no longer takes court ordered visits.

How do I ask the court/judge to modify the JUDGEMENT for Grandparents Visits to state "Visits will be at the sole discretion of the Legal Guardian or void the JUDGEMENT?

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 27, 2018

In order to change

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: How long do you have to wait after being married before you can file for divorce?
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 26, 2018

You can file immediately after. There is no waiting period.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: How can I file for divorce,
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 25, 2018

You go to the Family Court where you and your spouse last lived together. For example, if the two of you last lived in Lynn go to the Family Court on Federal Street in Salem. At the desk tell the clerk you want to file for divorce. You will be given a complaint for divorce and told how to fill it... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Q: Can anything be done to address another party seeking to file a modification before the time agreed that was stipulated?

Other party agreed that supervised visits will remain in effect for one year, after which either party may file a Complaint for Modification. and party is attempting to modify a year after the actual court date not after a one year period of supervised visits. A pretrial is coming up in regards... Read more »

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 23, 2018

You seem to ask 2 questions.

First, concerning modification, either party may seek a modification of an existing order if they can show a material change in facts since the first order.

As to the Pre- Trial, you say, among other things,: A pretrial is coming up in regards to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I have a family matter.going to court to see my grandkids.already been to court and its a pre trial confetence..

I have to go back 10/1.but it said all discoveryshall be completed ny 9/18.what should i do.im allowed to send cards and gifts.she will not let the kids call me.as it was agreement.what should i do?

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 19, 2018

Unfortunately your question is not clear as to what you are asking about and your back ground is not clear, e.g., as it was agreement.what should i do?

Let me speak generally, apparently you have received a Pre-Trial Order. Apparently, the Order is in two parts, first you were told that if...
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