Due to the automatic restraining order on both parties once a divorce complaint is filed and served, unless there is an agreement that you apply for credit it is pre-mature and could be basis for a Contempt Complaint against you if you obtain a credit line or loan. Without knowing the details of...Read more »
I have no means and I’m afraid to have my child taken away as I’m not a citizen only a permanent resident. Im also afraid of being homeless or in financial distress if my husband decides to withdraw support or if i just leave. Please help me to find options.
Your divorcing would have no adverse effect on permanent residency and there are child support and potentially spousal support obligations to you- he just can't leave you high and dry without financial assistance. In divorce Motions for Temporary Support including insurance coverage are addressed...Read more »
We had our trial one year ago this month and I don't understand why it is taking so long to get a decision from the judge and also why does my lawyer fear submitting a status inquiry as to when a decision will be made?
You should discuss this with your divorce attorney. It is possible that he or she is aware of the Judge's calendar or other situation causing delay. The Court personnel may be/ probably are aware of the case remaining undecided as well. Your counsel probably does not want to anger or upset the...Read more »
As a child I was part of a very intense custody battle. The case has since been sealed but my mother has a copy. Can I legally read the documents If I’m given permission by my mother to read the documents she possesses and the case pertains to me?
Hello, this would involve a reading of your separation agreement in the context of the recent cases and should be addressed with your divorce attorney as 4 years ago the spouse's retirement or not should have been contemplated.
Along with another 14 year old girl. We were charged with sexual acts in public. This was about 18 years ago. We were with two men in their late twenties. As an adult parent of a 14 year old, and kn retrosepct, I know that I was a victim of these men. I feel as though I was a victim of the court,... Read more »
I have a clause in my decree that states "Child support received shall go towards college costs/expenses" My ex has informed me that she will not put support towards college. I have offered to pay 100% of college and all related expenses in lieu of support and she has said NO. College... Read more »
I don't know how long ago you were divorced and when the child support guidelines were calculated , so I can only generalize that the new Guidelines take the individual facts involved into consideration and your separation agreement seems to be in-line with your proposal. However, if she is...Read more »
This is the statement in my divorce decree. "If husband elects to place a domestic partner on his insurance, any increased cost will not qualify as an additional cost for the purposes of this order, and husband shall to maintain wife on the insurance policy regardless of the increased cost."
If you have counsel the attorney should file a Motion for temporary orders concerning visitation so that this third person/romantic interest not be present during visitation as it is distressing for your child who is in therapy over the break up. You should also seriously consider engaging...Read more »
I am looking to file for alimony. My husband and I have been seperated for 1 year. He does well for himself while I barely make ends meet. I am on a fixed income which makes it almost impossible to live and pay bills with anything left over. Any information or help that could be given or put me in... Read more »
This is a medium length marriage, but you have not stated how long you have not been together nor whether you lived together prior to marriage nor whether either of you came into the marriage with assets and pension/401(k)s and whether there was an increase in the assets/value since the marriage....Read more »
If the children have been living in Puerto Rico for more than 6 months, Massachusetts would not have jurisdiction. You would need to pursue a Custody Complaint or if there are extant orders/judgment in Divorce or Custody and Support, a Modification there .
Good friend in Massachusetts is the spouse and husband in a domestic violent relationship. Recently asked for divorce in a 22 yr marriage, 4 kids (1 left in the house age 13) and the spouse is physically and emotionally abused. Recently unemployed, and wife does not work. Since asking for... Read more »
No- he does not have any right to meet with a judge privately if that is what you mean. He also needs to proceed very carefully documenting the wifes abuse and outbursts too as in 2 seconds she will turn it around on him and claim he has abused her. And it is likely when a woman claims abuse that...Read more »
This depends upon the circumstances of the case. If there are issues which require immediate resolution, the parties often exchange their Rule 410 mandatory disclosures, and attend what is called a temporary hearing to establish the orders which will be in place during the divorce. These can be...Read more »
If there are no Court Orders nor is there even a divorce complaint filed, there is no impediment to husband doing so. Your friend should file for Divorce and engage counsel to protect her rights as she seems to be in the dark on same.
Is your question: Do I need legal help to stop paying alimony? Sounds as if you do, based on what you have written. An attorney will file a Complaint for Modification with the court. The modification will seek to reduce your alimony...Read more »
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