Douglas Lee Bryan's answer That can be done in the judgment changing custody. It would just need to specify that any and all arrearage is satisfied and/or forgiven. I would suggest having an attorney prepare a voluntary transfer of custody. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs, including attorney fees and court costs.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer You can get a divorce even if you aren't sure of his current address. It's always best to attempt to locate an address for him, however. If you don't know where he is, the process takes longer and is more costly. Feel free to give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs, including fees.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer You can file to voluntarily grant her joint custody of him without going to court. An attorney usually can handle this for you without going to court fairly inexpensively. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the procedure and costs associated with this.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer An attorney's fee agreement usually provides for a fee on the total recovery. Therefore, if the recovery is for $10,000, including medical bills, then his fee would be on the entire $10,000.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer I suggest hiring an attorney to handle his divorce to ensure that it is done correctly. If a divorce is not done correctly, the parties may end up still legally married. Many attorneys do not charge much for an uncontested divorce, especially one without children. Feel free to contact me to discuss this further, including the potential costs.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer My sincerely condolences for your loss. I believe that an autopsy only has to be performed if the death is under suspicious circumstances or if a crime is suspected which resulted in her death. Give me a call and I’ll be happy to discuss this with you further.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer Your boyfriend needs to hire an attorney to represent him ASAP. You need to ensure the attorney has a sufficient amount of time to review the file and compile the evidence needed to defend your boyfriend.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer If he didn't comply with the child relocation statute, he can be held in contempt and/or made to return the child to Louisiana. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer This is called an intrafamily adoption. It's generally less expensive and less complicated than a private adoption. You need to consult with an adoption attorney as soon as possible so that the paperwork can be started and so that things will go faster and smoother after the child's birth. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the procedure and anticipated costs further.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer You will need to have an attorney review the trust documents and consult with you in person. This is not the type of question that can be answered in a forum such as this. The way the trust is written will likely determine the answers to your questions.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer You can hire an attorney at any time during your representation. What each attorney charges varies, and your answer would likely depend on whether the attorney feels your initial petition is adequate or needs to be amended. I recommend that you call around to find a family law attorney whose fees you can afford. I wouldn't recommend going to court without having an attorney who knows the law and procedure required to adequately prove your case.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer You need to consult with an attorney immediately to discuss your options and rights. You may have grounds to ask the court for an immediate order of temporary custody, or if you already have a judgment giving you custody, a civil warrant.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer There's no such thing as a "legal separation" in Louisiana anymore. Assuming you don't have a prenuptual (premarital) agreement, the two of you still have a community of assets and debt whether you are living together or not, and you are both potentially liable for any debt the other accrues until a petition for divorce is filed. Once a judgment of divorce is signed, the community will terminate retroactive to the date the petition for divorce is filed.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer You would need to file to have it changed so remove that provision from the judgment. Your attorney can also file a rule to have him held in contempt due to his failure to comply with the support order.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer No, no such law exists. It is a good idea to ensure you are in a stable, meaningful relationship before introducing a boyfriend/girlfriend to your kids, but no law dictates it.
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