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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Maine on
Q: Ex can no longer pick up our child during one of the court appointed visits. Do I have to give him a new day and time?

Current schedule

Every other weekend and every other Tuesday night.

He can no longer pick up our child on the Tuesdays and wants to now have her.

Every other weekend and every other Friday night. He would have her every weekend at this point and not allow for me to have her... Read more »

Edward Chris L'Hommedieu
Edward Chris L'Hommedieu answered on Apr 3, 2018

Simple answer - the Court Order controls.

That said, my #1 rule in family cases is "be nice". If you can accommodate a different schedule it is the moral thing to do. If the other party is being entirely unreasonable, then you don't have any obligation to accommodate them.

Just...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Maine on
Q: When filing for child support in the state of Maine does the court count the income of the spouse who is not the parent?
Edward Chris L'Hommedieu
Edward Chris L'Hommedieu answered on Apr 3, 2018

Very very very rarely. In 20 years, I've never seen it apply. They would literally have to be wildly rich.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Maine on
Q: if I go with somebody and else and my parents call the police on me do they have to take me back home to my parents?

I am almost 16 and possibly pregnant. I know emancipation is an option but I want the process to be as fast as possible my parents will do everything in their power to keep me away from the father of my child which is not what I want. So I would like to move out when I turn 16 can I just leave and... Read more »

Edward Chris L'Hommedieu
Edward Chris L'Hommedieu answered on Apr 3, 2018

That depends on your age and maturity.

If you are 10, then yes, police will apply pressure for you to go home. And they'll call DHHS.

If you are 17, different story.

You can apply for emancipation and the court will give you a court-appointed lawyer assuming you have no...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Maine on
Q: I'm on ss disability, I took out a signature loan. bankruptcy or singe off?

Would the cort de able to take money from my SS?

Edward Chris L'Hommedieu
Edward Chris L'Hommedieu answered on Apr 3, 2018

Generally no.

That said, if you mixed your social security funds with other money, it can make things dangerous.

If you're asking "can they take money from my disability benefits" the answer is almost certainly no. Just assuming you don't have enough to survive on each month,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Maine on
Q: would A government student loan be included in bankruptcy or I can’t file bankruptcy on a government loan?

I have a student loan for around 10,000 and I can’t afford to pay it. I couldn’t finish online school because I moved to make sure my kids were safe from mold and I couldn’t get internet for almost 3 weeks after we moved and I called the school and told them and they wouldn’t help me and... Read more »

Edward Chris L'Hommedieu
Edward Chris L'Hommedieu answered on Apr 3, 2018

Hi -

I'm a bankruptcy lawyer in Maine.

My general rule with student loans is this - to get rid of student loans in bankruptcy you have to prove you literally have no ability to make enough money to survive. I call it the "no arms, no legs, no eyes" rule.

Its very very...
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