On Dec 17, plaintiff's divorce atty emailed copy of divorce/separate support summons & track assignment notice served on defendant by MGL c. 223A, stated to be considered sufficient since defendant lives in Louisiana; certified letter sent by plaintiff's atty but def. did not see email until after... Read more »
Whatever happened before the Alternate Service by Publication was ordered is not relevant. The Answer to the Complaint should be promptly filed once notice of the Complaint is received by you. You may be eligible for legal services from a local legal aid organization. Bear in mind that...Read more »
Our agreement was that I’d stay on my ex’s health insurance until I had the option of employer provided insurance somewhere. I had recently been laid off when we got divorced. I’m currently doing contract work so I still have no employer insurance option. My ex just got laid off today and his... Read more »
Divorced 2 years ago in Massachusetts through a mediator, split everyting 50/50. He's was a State worker who just retired early, and I found out he is getting 6 months of paid vacation/sick days. What are the odds of me getting half of that if I file for myself at the courthouse with no lawyer ( I... Read more »
You actually need counsel to review the Separation Agreement's terms. Usually property division in divorce is a complete resolution . There could be setting aside for fraud if you had no reason to be aware of this financial asset, but this is complicated and time is sensitive.
Unless your separation agreement or divorce judgment as a result of trial specified a termination date for alimony and medical coverage and that no Modification proceeding was necessary, then there should have been a Modification Petition filed by ex-husband and an adjudication in favor of...Read more »
Your marital Status is determined as of year end. If you're divorce was finalized by the issuance of a decree on 11.30.19 you would file Single for the year assuming no dependents and you did not remarry prior to the end of the year (yes, I've seen it).
First of all there is a 90 day nisi period following a divorce judgment, so that if there was a 1A Joint Petition approved by the Court and not a 1B Complaint for Divorce, there would be an additional 30 days from the approval order before the Divorce becomes absolute. When the divorce is absolute...Read more »
It sounds like you will need a Modification in order to terminate the child support to mother. Are you still living in the original state where your orders issued from? If so, then the Court still has jurisdiction over the child support. If the "college" child is over 18 but not yet 21, not in full...Read more »
There is a college contribution based upon UMass in state resident rates, so, for example, if you are paying over the anticipated maximum amount for the child in college, the weekly child support could be revisited by the Court in a Modification. You should contact your divorce attorney or a...Read more »
If the older child turned 23 the Child Support Guidelines for the one child -who I am assuming is a minor or at least is unemancipated-would need to be calculated for a Modification Petition, it is not an automatic divide by 2 situation. You should meet with a divorce practitioner who can discuss...Read more »
She’s responsible for all costs associated with the home per the divorce decree. I have a perfect credit score and I really don’t want this to screw things up. She hasn’t paid it in 2 months. I’m really not sure how to go about this.
Short answer: Yes, it will hurt your credit. If your name is on the mortgage and it is being reported to the credit agencies, then as soon as that mortgage is reported as late that will be a ding on your credit. You can dispute your responsibility for the expenses with the agencies, but until...Read more »
You should assemble as many financial records as possible and make copies- the more documents you have, the better and will save money and time on the proceeding. Start working on your Financial Statement as well. Since there are step children you should know what the status is of child support for...Read more »
This is court ordered visitation but today the therapist said no visit tomorrow and filed the 51a.she is terrified because he knows she is getting lawyer and he will be vicious with her..he is treating her like he did me
You would need to ASAP file an Emergency Motion and Affidavit seeking Modification of any existing Orders or also a Modification Complaint if there is a Judgment, detailing that the child's therapist has filed an abuse 51a and recommends no visitation in the child's best interests.
We got married in Philadelphia and my ex also lives there now. I moved to Boston, MA after separation. My ex hired an attorney in Philadelphia and filed a divorce with court stamped date of 10/22/18 and we were separated since 7/18/18. It has been a year since he filed the divorce but I have not... Read more »
You can check with the Court Clerk in the Philadelphia Court on the status of the case with the docket number assigned to the case which should be on the document you had received and you can usually obtain copies from the Clerk of the docket and other documents- there may be/probably is a fee....Read more »
We all lived in MA & The house is in MA. My ex husband and i have 2 children who are 17 and next of kin for his assets which were under 25,000, there was no will. His brother is now sole owner of home but is going through a divorce and house will be sold. Can i put in a claim through the house for... Read more »
You should hire a probate practitioner as there is a specific way to perfect a claim against an estate that must be followed . Was his brother a joint tenant of the real estate? If not then he may not be the sole owner.
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