The first question I’d want answered is, what is in the name of the trust? If he owned anything in his personal name, then those assets do not pass in accordance with his trust, but by intestate succession, so that would mean divide six ways. Only those assets titled in the name of the trust are...Read more »
If there is a court ordered guardianship over her person, then you cannot do anything without her guardian's permission, unless the court order establishing the guardianship limits the guardian's authority in some way.
By filing the answer, the case is deemed a contested matter and will be treated as such (a trial on the merits will be scheduled) and --if this is in circut court-- a pretrial scheduling order setting forth various datesand deadlines in the case will be issued.
There are attorneys who practice "education law" as well as focus on disability law and similar specialties. You should search for such a lawyer if you need to address or understand legal issues that arise (which you do not specify). Generally, childen with a disability (autism...Read more »
No. The POA naming you as attorney-in-fact for your mom does not authorize you to act in her place as the attorney-in-fact under another person's POA. In the absence of the significant other's ability to designate another agent to act, it will be necessary to petition the court and be...Read more »
A child born to a married woman in Maryland is presumed to be the child of the husband. The actual biological father would have to petition to establish paternity through a blood test. Custody and visitation is a separate matter decided upon by the court. Once paternity is established, the...Read more »
Emancipation is a very personal thing and should not be taken lightly. There are certain barriers to emancipation such as the need to have a prior child custody case. If you are being abused and/or neglected and you are a minor, it is a good idea to reach out to your local Department of Social...Read more »
The question is not one of fraud, but of ethics and bias, or the appearance of bias, which would require the judge to recuse themselves. Such decisions are left to the judge, but a party may raise the issue by motion, asking the judge to recuse themselves. The party doing so has to weigh the risk...Read more »
If there's a court order directing payment of child support, it remains in place until one of the parents files a motion to modify it, based on a change of circumstances. So, unless that happens, and the court makes a modification based on the motion, then nothing changes. If the other...Read more »
I want to be able to use audio recordings as evidence in my case against my family whenever I get the chance to get them to court. I'm not sure if what I collected is illegal due to the fact that the people in the recordings did not know that I was going to record it.
We separated 8 years ago we came to the agreement that I can see my daughter every other weekend or as much as I asked and I would give her $500 a month I sometimes gave cash , money orders , and recently online payments to her account she is saying she is going to put me on child support and claim... Read more »
She can get child support accounting from the date she files a petition for custody and support in court, so at any hearing the judge can award support going back to the date she filed. If there is a written agreement, or she can cobble together enough proof of an agreement, that you were to pay...Read more »
Been paying for over 20 years and she or children have received nothing not only that the children lived with me in Md I have school records. I have been labeled a dead beat dad and driver's license suspended forover25 years
The assumption based on the limited facts provided is that there was an order for child support issued in Maine at some point if time, and you did not pay. Eventually arrears accumulated and the amount owed was reduced to a monetary judgment. That judgment has likely been earning interest from...Read more »
There's no law against it. In a custody dispute between two parents, such an arrangement (among many other factors) may be considered in deciding which parent can provide the best home environment to their children. Your question has too few facts to place it into any legal context. In poor...Read more »
Depends on the original source of the money, and when your name was put on the account. I assume your father needs to qualify for Medicaid to pay the nursing home care, and to do so Medicaid requires that your father use his own assets until he has paid down to the level necessary to receive...Read more »
Her father is absent. Has been all her life but is on her birth certificate. Therefore it looks like we need his approval. Is there something I can do legally to obtain my child’s passport without him?
This is a bit complicated. Generally speaking, the only persons absolutely entitled to visitation/access are the parents of the child, but if one or both parents are out of the picture (deceased, in jail, mentally incapacitated, or abandoned the child, etc.), then typically grandparents or...Read more »
Assuming he has the child for less than 92 overnight visits per year, and assuming you are not imputed income based on an ability to work but a voluntary choice not to pursue a job, and without adding in the cost of healthcare coverage for your child or other extraordinary child-related expenses,...Read more »
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 »
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 »
Maryland abolished the causes of action known as breach of marriage and alienation of affections, and any similar action, three quarters of a century ago. The engagement ring must be returned if demanded, as that is considered a conditional gift, with the condition being going through with the...Read more »
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