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Q: I am trying to find a lawyer no one is responding What can I do to get someone on board

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 15, 2019

How are trying to contact one?

Through s posting here?

You need to contact attorneys directly and individually

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Q: We got a legal divorce six years ago that was simply a financial move, but we stayed together.

Now we are actually divorcing. The only thing we share is the house. He doesn't want to sell it and I don't want him to have it, even if he pays me 1/2 the value. We own it as tenants in common. We were unable to settle with a mediator. Will the court force him to sell or will they make me accept... Read more »

Mark Anderson answered on Mar 8, 2016

You are better off to work it out in mediation. The court might order a sale if the property cannot be divided. At least in mediation, you know what you will get.

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Q: Do I have less rights to my children if I gave them their father - boyfriend - his last name?

He promised me we would be married when our son was born and that has not happened. I am pregnant currently with another child and he is the father, and he is threatening to leave and take the children with him. what are my rights? what should I do? I have MS and he is using that against me saying... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 14, 2015

Whether or not they have his surname has very little, if anything to do with what parental rights you have. The fact that you have MS may have some bearing, but not very much, probably.

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Q: If the parenting plan has been vacated, then the custodial parent wants to reinstate the original plan, can he?

The children's father was originally awarded primary custody, the for about a year we've been doing 50/50, now he wants to go back to the original plan. Can he do this?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 13, 2015

You have to follow the court order. Get an attorney on your side swiftly.

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Q: Can My spouse collect Alamony without it changing her SSDI

Bradley Jay Jones answered on Apr 10, 2015

Yes, SSDI is not tied to resource availability. If your wife were receiving SSI the alimony would count as a resource and likely disqualify her from receiving benefits.

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