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Q: My wife and I are getting a divorce. She is going to try and get alimony and child support. I am the sole provider for

I am the sole provider for the kids is this possible?

Andrellos Mitchell
Andrellos Mitchell answered on Dec 21, 2018

Call me.

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Q: Once a divorce is filed and settled are they public record for people to search and see in Maryland Case Search?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Oct 20, 2018

Yes. They can review the docket online, and they can go the the courthouse to look at the court file, review whatever has been filed, and make copies. If you signed and filed a separation and property settlement agreement as part of the divorce, you should ask your lawyer to have that document... Read more »

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Q: i would like to know if im married to a person not from this country i want to get a divorce

the husband from nigeria i know he got denied his green card i know this he is lying about it we dont have kids together and we dont live together he does not do right and lies all the time i want a divorce asap

Andrellos Mitchell
Andrellos Mitchell answered on Sep 5, 2018

If you married a person by traditional marriage or common law marriage in D.C., then you can get a divorce from that person.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Divorce for District of Columbia on
Q: I am married with a U.S citizen. I obtained my temporary green card through marriage, but I want to separate.

My husband of two years and partner of five year, with two kids in common under three years old has an addiction to alcohol and cocaine. I honestly don't want to continue with the relationship due to the mental distress is causing me and i dont want my kids to continue growing into an... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 21, 2018

If your marriage ends in a divorce before your conditional permanent residence (CPR) expires, you should submit an I-751 waiver to the USCIS as soon as your divorce becomes final.

Most foreign-born persons who marry U.S. citizens apply for a green card in order to remain in the U.S. with...
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Q: Question regarding spouse access to bank account

My brother and I lost our mother to cancer last year. I sold her property and we are waiting to split the proceeds once they come in. My brother has a bit of an intellectual disability and is easily taken advantage of. He met a woman not long after my mother passed away and now they are engaged... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jun 23, 2017

All funds earned or acquired during a marriage are considered community property, with few exceptions. An inheritance may qualify as an exception. Your brother may need a Power of Attorney, a prenuptial agreement, and perhaps a conservator, depending on his mental abilities. More details are... Read more »

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Q: Are these legal aides overstepping any boundaries?

My s/o and his ex are divorcing and they have a custody/ vis. agreement for now. She has hired 7 legal aides to oversee her case. His ex will put the children in extra activities without his consent on his evenings and drop them off late. He will send one text asking where they are. Her team will... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Apr 17, 2017

The legal aides may be violating civil/ criminal laws if they're giving legal advice or doing work that attorneys do, if they have no license to practice law in DC.

It sounds like your friend needs a great and affordable child custody lawyer. Perhaps I can help?

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Q: Is a prenup a good idea for everyone?

I am getting married and just don't know!

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 1, 2016

I have to say Yes. It is very customizable and recommended. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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Q: Where do I find divorce records?

I need a copy of my divorce.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 1, 2016

Start with the lawyer who represented you and the Court Clerk where the divorce was filed. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client... Read more »

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