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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Maryland on
Q: If granted sole physical and legal custody, what rights do I have? If the order has Contradictions.

I have a PL order that grants me sole legal and residential custody but the custodial time given to my spouse is very liberal. It also contradicts the fact that I am the one with sole legal custody. The order states that our daughter will participate in extracurricular activities and gives him the... Read more »

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Timothy E. Howie answered on Mar 1, 2021

A pendente lite order is a temporary order that, generally, remains in effect until the actual trial. I suspect that you have an actual trial scheduled for June. If you feel that there is a sufficient reason for the court to reconsider the issue of custody after the pendente lite order but before... Read more »

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Q: If I strike my answer to will they continue with mediation? That’s what I really need to know.how should I proceed.

If I ask them to dismiss my answer will they continue with a hearing or I should just go with it. We are still living together and have a sexual relationship. I would want the court to dismiss his complaint of Adultery.

Timothy E. Howie
Timothy E. Howie answered on Feb 23, 2021

This question appears to be a follow up to a question earlier today. I really cannot answer your question without knowing the facts of your case. You should confer with a lawyer who can assess all of the facts of your case.

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Q: My husband filed for a divorce stating adultery. I was never served but learned of the divorce. So I filed and answer.

Can I withdrawal my answer and wait to be served or is it too late. I want to wait into I’m served to go forwArd what can I do?

Timothy E. Howie
Timothy E. Howie answered on Feb 23, 2021

Generally, when you file an answer even though you have not been served, you thereby subject yourself to the personal jurisdiction of the court, and the other party need not serve you. But, depending upon the circumstances, you may be able to ask the court to strike your answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Maryland on
Q: What Maryland visitation laws are in place for custodial parents when non custodial parent moves out of country for mil?

Non custodial parent is active duty and has 3 year orders to Japan.

Timothy E. Howie
Timothy E. Howie answered on Feb 9, 2021

That simple question calls for a very broad answer, because how Maryland family law will apply to your particular situation may depend on whether there is a marital settlement agreement, whether any such MSA has been incorporated into a court order, whether the non-custodial parent intends to take... Read more »

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Q: My ex-husband & I divorced in 2015. He hasn't fulfilled orders outlined in the decree. Is there a statute of limitation?

He was ordered to sign a car over to me (title has both our names on it) and pay half the total of expenses I paid. I was ordered to refinance car to take him off title but couldn't due to age of car and credit. Contacted him in late 2015 and he refused to pay until I could have him sign off... Read more »

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Timothy E. Howie answered on Feb 7, 2021

If your husband has failed to comply with an order of court, you may file with the court a petition for contempt, asking the court to hold him in contempt if he does not comply with the order.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Maryland on
Q: Mom keeping daughter away from dad, never married, no order for support or visitation set up

My ex hasn't allowed me to see my daughter in over a month now. We don't have a court order custody agreement and haven't lived together in over a year. When I message her asking when i can see my daughter she doesn't respond and recently stated that she (my ex) doesn't... Read more »

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Timothy E. Howie answered on Jan 17, 2021

You can file a lawsuit and ask the court to award you legal custody and physical custody of the child.

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