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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Real Estate Law for Maine on
Q: real estate q. / 2011 divorce & family land?

in 2011 i signed our family home to my now ex husband in divorce court. i have done no other paperwork. the house is on my family land. what are my legal rights to the land at this time.? who can i talk with and how do i move forward?

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Apr 24, 2019

My partner, Cecilia Guecia, would be happy to speak with you about this. Her number is (207) 846-6111.

Thank you and best,

Fred

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Maine on
Q: I am currently going through court for child support. Just looking for advice about parental rights.

Currently going to court for child support. Biological father did not show to first court date. Next court date in December. Just looking for advice to possibly persue parental rights

Robert Guillory Esq
Robert Guillory Esq answered on Nov 29, 2018

If you are just going for child support you will have to present some information to the court as to what his income is and what your income is. they will also need to know cost of daycare if any, cost of insurance for the child/children only, and if there are any extraordinary medical expenses for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Maine on
Q: I have a custody and child support agreement made 3 years ago in Massachusetts. Can I file for a child support increase?

We made an agreement 3 years ago that if I moved to Maine my son's father only had to pay me $20 a week in child support. We have lived in Maine now for 3 years and $20 a week is nothing and I pay for everything. Can I bring him to court for a child support increase in Maine now, or am I stuck in... Read more »

Robert Guillory Esq
Robert Guillory Esq answered on Nov 26, 2018

The first thing you should do is consult with an attorney in Massachusetts. i dont know Massachusetts law but in Maine people cannot agree to modify child support on their own, it must be done by court order signed by a judge. if you have a court order that says the support drops if you move to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Maine on
Q: What are my options if I'm taken to court for back child support after 11 years

My ex wife is taking me to court. My second child was born after our divorce , we never had agreement signed for child support. I've been paying for my first child all this time through the court order and gave money towards my second child's needs, but now after 11 years she wants back child... Read more »

Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis answered on Jul 31, 2018

Hi there.

Tough situation, of course, but there is good news and bad news for you.

The good news is that the courts will only look back over the past six years, not the full 11. The other good news is that many payments you made to her toward support of your second child (clothing,...
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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 Child Support and Family Law for Maine on
Q: What should you do when you know that your ex has lied/omitted financial information on a child support affidavit ?

listing base salary only,saying TBD on retirement,not listing court ordered life insurance,not listing stocks and invested interest in business,not listing bonuses,minimizing amount in savings/checking-he owes me 91% of uninsured medical for our oldest son and we are reviewing original amount on... Read more »

Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis answered on Dec 26, 2017

Hi there.

The only financial information on the child support affidavit that always matters is gross income. The definition of gross income is a hotly litigated issue in a lot of child support cases. The relevant statute can be found here:...
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