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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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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: If I get divorced, am I required to give half of a trust my uncle set up for me to my ex?
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 12, 2018

Your question is: [In a Massachusetts divorce], am I required to give half of a trust my uncle set up for me to my ex?

There is no law that requires this. The law only says that all property of both parties will be divided fairly. If the parties cannot agree on what is fair a judge of the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Q: father have custody but child is not staying at his house.

The father went behind my back a couple of years ago to get custody. I was never inform by mail or any type of paper work. I was young and didn’t know I can fight back in court. I was scared of him also. Fast forward till now I was able to reach my daughter and found out she’s staying at the... Read more »

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 2, 2018

You must file a complaint for modification, however at the same time you may file a motion for temporary custody.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: I owned a house-I sold. I used the money as a down payment on marriage house. Am I entitled to $back? m14years

Would this be considered a premarital asset. I want to know if the money can be subtracted from the amount I have to pay my spouse for the current house now that we are divorcing.

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on May 31, 2018

First, all property owned by either party is marital property. So, property owned by you before the marriage is now marital property.

Second, Massachusetts is an "equity or fair" state. This means that the judge at the divorce trial will consider all the evidence then decide how to divide...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: My Ex and I have a 14 yr old son. Son resides with father (no court order, just what we agreed) He now wants to get me

on Child Abandonment because I am relocating from MA to TX in a month. Can he do this?

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on May 31, 2018

His only reasonable right is to seek a custody child support order in the Family Court.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Massachusetts on
Q: Can my ex wife demand a raise on child support?

I’m on the process of divorce and I’m waiting on her to refinance the marital house so I can buy a house and take our children there with me every other weekend. Meanwhile I don’t have where to take the children so I have been staying in the couch of the marital house, where she lives, from... Read more »

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Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on May 31, 2018

Your question is "Would it be fair to spend weekdays afternoon only til have a house?"

If there is no Family Court Order setting when you are with the children and when and if you can be in the Family Home then based on what you write it would be fair. While you are with the children there...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: My daughters father is completely going against the judgment entered for visitation custody and child support.

He kept her over night last night on a no over night order. His visits are from 10am-6:30pm on sundays. Due to the fact that I have not gone outside of the court order to his convenience, he pulled this move. He is not paying his ordered child support. He is trying everything he can to give me a... Read more »

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on May 31, 2018

You wrote: Our original hearings have been in boston (sic),MA. I cannot make it to Boston to figure out from the court what I should do. My question is what can I and should I do?

In order to seek help from the Family Court you must appear in person.You may only seek help in the court you...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: Terminated my attorney to proceed w/out rep. in a divorce case. Am I required to notify the other lawyer of this?

I’m the plantiff in a divorce case that is currently awaiting a pre-trial conference, which is scheduled in September. I’ve recently made the necessary decision to terminate my attorney. My attorney was officially notified today. I will not be retaining another lawyer. Aside from possibly... Read more »

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Jun 1, 2018

Your question:I am trying to determine if it is my responsibility to notify the defendants attorney of this matter, or if and how I’m required to officially notify the court.

Let's go in the order the judge will require. You cannot, on your own, "terminate" your lawyer once a case is in...
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