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William N. Chambers

Turners Falls Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. How fast can I get a divorce? My husband and I have been separated since 1993. Neither of us pursued any legal action. His

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. S. Tracy Fischer
    3. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    3 lawyer answers

    Given the circumstances you presented it should be fairly easy to obtain a divorce in Massachusetts. If he is amicable to the divorce you should be able to file a joint divorce which would finalize 90 days from date the judge hears it. Make sure you put language into the agreement that makes each solely responsible for your own medical bills and non-insured medical costs (such as co-pays). Best of luck!

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  2. How hard would it be to dissolve my marriage when, i haven't seen or heard from my husand in 31 years?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. Richard James Reade Jr
    3. Joshua N Robbins
    4. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
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    The biggest issue would be properly serving him notice of divorce proceedings. Other than that it should be a simple matter but I would look for a local attorney who offers Limited Assistance Representation to assist with advising you on serving him.

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  3. What should I expect at a 1A (Uncontested Divorce) hearing where nothing is being contested?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. Anton R. Reinert
    3. Mark Twombly Lee
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    The judge will do a colloquy in which you or your husband will state the date of the marriage, the children born of the marriage, that there is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, and that you signed any and all documents freely and voluntarily. He or she will review the paperwork and mention if something is not in order. Presuming everything is in order Judgment will enter for your divorce and everything will be finalized in 90 days.

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  4. Discovery during divorce process - strip club visits

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. Elliot S Coren
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    4. Jaye L. Samuels
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    Nothing there indicates adultery, as such it wouldn't be worth the time to even try amending for a fault based divorce. As for property settlement, depending on the timing of the ATM withdrawals (if they were after you filed for divorce) perhaps an argument could be made he was spending down the marital estate, but that would be a major reach. Best of luck in a difficult situation.

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  5. I have worked for a company in Mass for over 10 years and cant get promoted unless I am mobile. Is this discrimination?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. Allyson E. Kurker
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Pamela Anne Smith
    5. Marilynn Mika Spencer
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    If relocation is a requirement for a promotion then you may be out luck if you refuse. Without knowing specifics, such as if you have a contract specifying promotions, a union membership, etc. it would be irresponsible to speculate. Look for an experienced Employment Law Attorney to discuss this in much greater detail.

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  6. How can you be comfortable that you are getting a reputable Attorney?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert A Stolzberg
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. William N. Chambers
    4. David McCormack
    5. John Michael Goggins
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    This site offers a search feature which will allow you took for lawyers who specialize in malpractice. You would have a difficult case on your hands so you must find someone with considerable experience handling attorney malpractice and may need to look outside your county into Boston for the best representation. Best of luck!

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  7. Unfair divorce proposal drive me to a corner. Need your legal help, thanks.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. Joshua N Robbins
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    That is a terrible situation but given the large discrepancy in income you should be able to get an attorney and have her pay for it. Likewise you supported her for years while she pursued school and a better job and now that she divorces you as that comes to fruition YOU may actually be eligible for alimony from her. I know it seems bleak now but you have a lot of good cards in your deck and right attorney should be able to help you immensely. I wish you the best of luck in this matter.

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  8. What will the judge say to my ex from not showing up at my visits

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. Philip W. Mason
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    In addition to the great advice given by Attorney Mason I would question the following. What are you ex's reasons for not bringing the children? Is there something (ex. a criminal background) about your current boyfriend that may cause him to not want the children around him. From my experience with judges in Western Mass (I am curious as to which one you have) they are not always in favor of new boyfriends or girlfriends being actively involved in the children's lives, especially if you...

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  9. How do I fill out a financial statement/long form

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan Sherman Loughlin
    2. William N. Chambers
    3. Elliot S Coren
    4. Joshua N Robbins
    5. Henry Lebensbaum
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    First double check to make sure filling out the Long Form is proper, which means your income exceeds $75,000 a year. If this is not the case, you should fill out the short form. If you have the correct form it is fairly complex, so look for a local Family Law Attorney who offers limited assistance representation to assist you in accurately completing the form. Best of luck!

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  10. What would happen if you were pulled over in Massachusetts and the driver and passengers had been smoking a vaporizer of weed

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Terri D. Leary
    2. William N. Chambers
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Gregory David Spink
    5. Valerie J. Semensi
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    This is a tricky question that would depend on a lot of factors not mentioned, such as probable cause of the stop, whether citations/tickets were issued, etc. If this actually happened to you contact a criminal defense attorney asap to discuss the best way to handle your case.

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