I just need someone to hear me out, please. I need help.
answered on Feb 7, 2022
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Can someone just show up to court with a lawyer that they previously did not have?
We have been a couple for 20 years, married 14 years. We lived together for 5 years prior to buying a house 5 months before our wedding. The house was initially in his name because he had better credit at the time. We refinanced recently and I am secondary on the mortgage. Am I entitled to half?
answered on Aug 26, 2021
Maybe, it depends on all of the factors surrounding your divorce and living together prior to marriage. The Judge must consider about 15 factors then decide what an equitable division of all the assets would be.
You want to consult with an experience divorce attorney who will review the... Read more »
answered on Jun 7, 2021
Assuming you are talking about divorce, "filing a complaint" is not enough to get what you call "answers" and the Rules call "Defendant's Answer".
Have you received and served, according to the Rules, a Summons?
It looks like you are not prepared... Read more »
My husband wanted to give me the house outright and keep all his pensions/retirement accounts and not pay alimony. It was a 24 year marriage. His lawyer said that a judge would not do that. Can a judge block an agreement if both parties agree to it.
answered on May 11, 2021
Yes. It is not unusual for a judge to reject a division of assets, especially when the parties or a party is not represented by an attorney.
It looks like you do not have an attorney and it is clear from your question you do not understand the process a judge must go through to approve a... Read more »
My spouse refuses to tell me anything and has also told her lawyer to tell her siblings tell me nothing about what is going on. My question what rights do I have to be included in the outcome of the estate distribution among my wife and her siblings ?
answered on Dec 29, 2020
Your question: "My question what rights do I have to be included in the outcome of the estate distribution among my wife and her siblings ?"
Based only on what you write, none.
The party was due in court on 4/3/20. However, due to the virus the court held a phone conference. The party did not phone in. He is due back in court on the 15th of May, providing the courts are in session. Should I attempt to have him served again and do I just have to pay the Sheriff's... Read more »
answered on May 4, 2020
Since I do not know what you mean by filed. I will assume that you filed in the correct Court some document. Your next step is to call or email the court give them your docket number and ask what is the next step. There is no value in my trying to guess exactly where you are at. Good luck
answered on Sep 24, 2019
With respect your question suggests you know nothing about Massachusetts divorce. You may want to consult with a divorce attorney, at least on a Limited Assistance Basis, to avoid delay.
I do not know what you mean by ‘financial documents”, however, at all divorce hearings each party... Read more »
has agreed to waive. How do we do this given I live in MA and he's currently residing in China teaching?
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... Read more »
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.
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.
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.
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... Read more »
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.
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
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 »
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.
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 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
answered on Oct 23, 2018
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... Read more »
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 »
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 son-in-law may call my office.
answered on Oct 8, 2018
After several months you will receive a Pre-Trial Notice. Follow the instructions to a T.
Are orders issued for the "pendency of the divorce" in effect through the 90 day nisi period in Mass?
Do I need to wait the 120 days til its final? What paperwork do I need for Social Security?
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... Read more »
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