Questions Answered by Mr. James Parrish Coleman

Q: My daddy left my brother and I some land when he passed away. My brother was executor of my daddy's will.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You need to talk to a lawyer about this but, the land probably devolved to you and your brother. His part belongs to his estate now. You and his estate own the property together. If you can't agree on how to divide the property, you will go to court on a sale for division. YOu need some help here. THis is pretty complicated. What county are you in.
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Q: Can child support continue to 21 if child is attending college and has a Part-time job?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
Support stops at 19, under your facts.
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Q: What happens when you leave a court ordered drug test in a child custody case without taking it?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You get dinged with a positive drug test.
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Q: Court imputed minimum wage six years ago to my ex. She has a college degree and the ability to earn more

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You have to take her back to court.
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Q: Can my sons father fill out a Birth Certificate/affidavit without my consent? Is hospital liable for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
He can execute an affidavit of paternity saying he is the father without your consent. You should talk to the hospital. The mother is the person who usually provides information like the name.
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Q: How is applying for child support handled if husband is not the biological father?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
I am assuming this is an Alabama matter. If the husband is the father of the child, and has always accepted the child as his own and was married to the mother when the child was born, then he is the legal father. If he wants to , he can go into Court and deny paternity.
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Q: My ex husband is $30,000 behind in child support he is underemployed , If he gets remarried can I garnish her wages?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
No. She does not owe the support.
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Q: 25 yr marriage in Florida. Gave up career. Raised his 3 children. Divorce recently. Received nothing. Pls help.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You need to ask these questions of a Fla. Lawyer
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Q: My husband’s ex has to pay child support she is 2 months behind how long usually till action is taken

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 14, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
"Action" won't be taken until he institutes some court proceeding or calls of DHR to help collect the support (if he is eligible to have that done). Legal rights are not self executing. Don't expect the "child support police" to roar around the corner to his aid. He has to collect it.
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Q: My wife has filed for divorce & wants me to leave our house immediately. How long can I stay in our home?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 14, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You can stay as long as you want to, or until a court orders you out. It does not make any difference whose name is on the deed.
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Q: If I’m 21 and married does my dad still have to pay on back child support if my mom is no longer supporting me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 12, 2018
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Q: A friend's car caught on fire while I was driving it. He says "You caught my car on fire." Am I liable? Yes I was driv

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
Only if your negligence or wanton conduct caused the damage. We you using the car with his permission?
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Q: If my dad is still having to pay back child support even though I’m 21 do I get the check or does my mom?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
Your mom, if she is the person who was supporting you when he didn't pay support.
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Q: My husband and his wife income tax was taken due to back child support, a month later he was approved for SSDI in which

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
If money was taken from income tax for payments that he had made during a time that SSI said he was disabled, then the child support may not have been owed. At the same time, if he is disabled, then the children for whom the child support was ordered should be able to get benefits from SSI for the period of time when child support is not payable.
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Q: Ex is in federal prison until 5/2020. I want to move to Texas

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You should contact the Court and see what is holding the order up.
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Q: if my 17yr daughter is a mother do i still have to pay child support for her

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You have to pay child support to any person who is not 19 years old or otherwise emancipated.
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Q: My husband and I want a divorce, so I want alimony. Can I receive it in the state of Alabama? We have no kids.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You don't get alimony because you made a mistake in marrying this person. THe new law in ALabama gives you alimony for a maximum of 5 years, and only if that alimony is required to "rehabilitate" you to earn your own living. Google Section 30-2-57 of the Code of ALabama and read it. If you meet those requirements you may be able to get some alimony.
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Q: Can visitation be enforced on a graduated 18yo in Alabama?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
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Q: Wife is cohabitating with affair partner with my children present. Will this effect child custody at final hearing?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
It should. This is a question that you should direct to your attorney.
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Q: Have dog 5 years. Family agreed to watch our dog until we got back on our feet-6 months, he chipped him & won't return

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
A dog is property. You can sue him. You are going to have to show that he agreed to keep the dog temporarily and that you didn't give the dog to him. GOod luck.
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