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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I have my daughter full time, he father comes once a week for 1 hr visit.. im going to mexico for a week and he knows

About it, can i just go or do i need to get something written with him siging it so theres no issues? ( she is coming with me)

Meghan L Howard
Meghan L Howard answered on Apr 4, 2019

If you and Father were never married and there is no court order stating otherwise, you have legal and physical custody of your daughter and can take her on vacation with you without issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Hi, can I remove my ungrateful, estranged 18 year old son from my healthcare plan?

Son lives in a different state and does not communicate with me. Thank you so much!

Meghan L Howard
Meghan L Howard answered on Apr 4, 2019

It depends. If you have a divorce agreement or court order that states you shall keep him on your health insurance so long as he is eligible, you would not be able to remove him without court approval.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: What happens directly after serving my spouse with divorce papers? Like the next step.
Meghan L Howard
Meghan L Howard answered on Apr 4, 2019

You must file the Return of Service with the Court (some constables may do this for you if you do not have an attorney). She then has 20 days to file her Answer. A "Case Management Conference" will be set where you meet with the clerk or the judge (depending on county) and decide whether any... Read more »

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