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Mark Twombly Lee

Worcester Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. What happens if i do not show up for my court date today for family court

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark Twombly Lee
    2. Todd Allen Davidson
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    4. Donna Keady Booth
    5. Valerie J. Semensi
    5 lawyer answers

    Bad things happen to people who don't go to court: I can't imagine what could possibly prevent you or be more important than going to court when someone else being asked to decide who has custody of your child. The court itself will draw a negative inference about you- obviously, which is either you are too unstable to make it to court yourself or simply don't care. In any event, if you don't go to court you will guarantee that custody will be placed with your ex and that it might become a...

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  2. Is it difficult for a dad to get full custody in ma?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Joshua N Robbins
    2. Philip W. Mason
    3. Mark Twombly Lee
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    4 lawyer answers

    There is an expression I am familiar with that meets your skepticism which is, "Dad's don't get custody, Mom's loose it." Under your fact pattern, it sounds like Mom has her issues, chief among them that her own bond with the child is not great. I am assuming the September of "this year" is 2011 and at this point you have eight months of documented "full time" custodial parenting to accompany your request to the court for a change in custody based on a material change: shared custody has...

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  3. Wife Not Showing Up For Divorce Hearing

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Philip W. Mason
    3. Teresa M. Harkins La Vita
    4. Mark Twombly Lee
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have a lawyer, and you cannot get an answer from your lawyer on this, you should think about getting another lawyer - one that you can communicate with. Obtaining a default against a non-appearing party or monetary sanctions against them for having to appear when they do not appear is not difficult.

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  4. I am 15 years old. Can someone explain to me what being emancipated means? I don't really understand all this legal talk...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Mark Twombly Lee
    2 lawyer answers

    Emancipation essentially means you can live separate and apart from your parents without their support. At 15, you can nominate your own guardian. Means of determining emancipation are as follows: Marriage of the Child; The Child becoming independent of parental support (part-time employment while she is a full-time, undergraduate student shall not be deemed emancipation); The Child entering military service, full-time of any country;The Child living away from the physical custodian's...

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  5. I am in massachusetts i had my 2 sons taken away because of depression. I have a cour date next thurs wat can i do?b

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. E. Alexandra Golden
    2. Mark Twombly Lee
    3. Anton R. Reinert
    4. Jessica Ann Foley
    4 lawyer answers

    You cannot be prejudiced for a medical condition if you are being treated for that medical condition, accepting services, and following up on what you are being asked to do. If your children have been taken away from you, it is imperative that you and your husband figure out what you need for treatment of your depression, follow up with that treatment, accept services and follow all reccomendations. You have some hoops you need to jump through.

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  6. The divorce finalized in 2007. I recently discovered stocks in both our names never divided as mutual assets how can I acquire?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth P Doherty
    2. Anton R. Reinert
    3. Mark Twombly Lee
    4. Robert Ricci
    4 lawyer answers

    You would not file a complaint for modification of the divorce judgment for undisclosed assets; you would file a complaint to have division on those assets as they were never dealt with in the divorce. For any intances where he failed to honor the agreement - and you can show actual damages- you can file a complaint for contempt for noncompliance with a court order. You dammages in the health care area would be the difference in what you would have been paying under the old coverage and what...

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  7. Moving out of state with my children

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Twombly Lee
    2. Todd Allen Davidson
    3. Thomas J Callahan
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are both in agreement, you file a joint complaint for modification incorporating what you want as stipulation of the parties for judgment. Provided Dad is not making tons of money, the court has discretion to waive child support in instances like this so he can afford travel costs to maintain a relationship with the children.

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. Anton R. Reinert
    3. Mark Twombly Lee
    3 lawyer answers

    Provided your financial statements are filed at the time of hearing along with your separation agreement, the judge will review your separation and financial statements. Assuming you have covered all the property settlement, insurance, custody and parenting issues in the agreement, s/he will ask you if you have read your agreeement, understand it, find it fair and reasonable and enter into it freely and voluntarily. Next s/he will ask if you if you have signed your financial statements, if they...

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  9. Where can I find pro bono, low cost, or attorneys that accept payment plans in central massachusetts area?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William N. Chambers
    2. Mark Twombly Lee
    3. Heather M. Ward
    3 lawyer answers

    Right here or consult the limited assistance representation list (LAR) in the worcester probate court.

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  10. Can i get custody back of my 16 yr old daughter from her father if she wants to move back with me..we have joint custody?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joshua N Robbins
    2. Thomas J Callahan
    3. Philip W. Mason
    4. Mark Twombly Lee
    5. Jason V. Owens
    5 lawyer answers

    You lose jurisdiction in this state after the child has resided elsewhere outside of the Commonwealth for six months. If you have an open action in Massachusetts, the six month period is tolled. My "legal" answer to this fact pattern would be to file and serve a complaint for modification upon Dad to toll the six month time period and move for her to return here for school purposes. My "practical" answer is it sounds like this sixteen year old has been driving her own bus for a while and her...

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