My spouse is avoiding service and is refusing to sign anything. He is also been charged with three counts of domestic violence against me and is avoiding arrest and court on these issues also and now has felony warrants. There is bail conditions set that he cannot see or speak to me and one of our... View More
You can file the divorce along with a motion for alternate service. You will need to submit with the motion an affidavit showing what efforts you have made to serve him as well as something from the sheriffs dep as to their efforts. You can ask that he be served by publication or any other means...View More
Yes, two parents can still be together even if their baby has been removed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The removal of a child by DHHS does not necessarily dictate the relationship status of the parents. However, it's important to address the reasons for the...View More
you need to go to the sheriff's department in the county in which he lives. if he is out of state or far away call the sheriff's department in that county. you need to get the paperwork to them and they will serve him, he cannot refuse. they will mail back to you a return of service. you...View More
Our mom was approved for a green card at 2016. At the same time we(her children) were approved too even if we were in Africa at 2016. We started the process to move from Africa to Usa. And finally at 2018, we got a visa type YY to travel to USA. In 2020, We started the process to get our green... View More
I am not sure why your lawyer gives that advise! Nevertheless, I would say that since your mother's status has now changed to that of a US citizen, your status changed to a potential derivative citizen, an immediate relative; a preference one category; or a preference three category. The...View More
I have my child every weekend and 1 week a month, my ex wife decided out of the blue that she now wants it one week on one week off so she gets weekends too. I work out of state during the week and take one week off every month. If this change goes through I will have to leave my job of 15 years.... View More
in my experience a judge would be unlikely to do this. if you say that you cannot take the child during the week the judge will not order you to lose your job. However the judge might very well order that mom gets some weekend time so you would have to decide if you want to ask for time during the...View More
yes they can but judges dont like to have them testify, if they will testify often the judge will ask the parents if the kids can talk to the judge without the parents present, it takes both parties to agree to that otherwise the kids get on the witness stand and both parties hear what they have to...View More
Your ex cannot do this unless the court order you have (if you have one) says he can. You should keep seeing your children and if your ex chooses to deny your visitation you need to file a motion with the court for contempt or to enforce. ultimately it is up to a judge to decide whether or not your...View More
If it is truly a family court case (district court, FM docket number, title 19-A) then the judge is telling you a truth, however rudely he or she said it. There is no provision under Maine law for a party to get a free or court-appointed lawyer.
i cannot answer your question accurately with the information you have provided me. First and foremost how old is the child? if the child is less than 2 things will be much easier for you. You said you signed the child support. i dont know what that means. Did you sign the birth certificate or is...View More
I was researching a few characters in tv shows I watched and their relationships with other characters, and it described as their "adopted niece". Another character from another show was described as someones "adopted granddaughter" and I was confused. Is that something that... View More
She lives in Maine with my ex mother in law. Shes lived with her for 11 years, but has no biological relation. All of my daughters family is in Illinois and she wants to be with them. Her guardian will not let her move back or even visit. What can she do? Does she have any rights or say in where... View More
your question raises several questions. When you say move back with bio family what does that mean? Her parents or a parent? When you say she has a guardian was this done in probate court in Maine? if so then a parent or some other family member could file a petition to terminate the guardianship....View More
You should file a motion to modify and a motion to enforce. Both forms are available online at the maine judicial website under court forms or you can pick up the paper forms at any courthouse. You should do this immediately as the child support will only go as far back as when you serve your ex...View More
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...View More
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... View More
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...View More
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... View More
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,...View More
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