Matthew P. Barach’s Answers

Matthew P. Barach

Framingham Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. My lawyer is dragging his feet with my divorce. What are my options?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew P. Barach
    2. Erik Hammarlund
    2 lawyer answers

    Does not sound right. Uncontested divorce is by agreement of the parties. If both parties agree , an agreement can be drafted in a day or two. You should speak with another lawyer. Good luck!

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  2. Direct child support

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew P. Barach
    2. Donald Lloyd Pitman
    2 lawyer answers

    First, you may want to look into filing a modification if the support is below the MA child support guidelines. Second, to answer your question, child support, unlike alimony is not taxable nor tax deductible. Good luck.

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  3. My daughter is in DCF custody. They want me to terminate my parental rights & I don't want to. What are my rights?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. E. Alexandra Golden
    2. Matthew P. Barach
    2 lawyer answers

    You should speek with your court appointed counsel and make sure that you are both on the same page. You are entitled to counsel and can take the matter to trial. It is important that you understand all of your rights and that you can fight to prevent the adoption of your child. Good luck.

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  4. How can my frnd get custody from false sex acuussed

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew P. Barach
    1 lawyer answer

    The best answer due to the serious allegations that you raise in your quesiton about your friend is for her to contact a family law attorney. Your friend will have rights to visitation and, perhaps, custody, but given what you have described she should seek counsel.

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  5. Question about a restraining order

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Erik Hammarlund
    2. Gregory Casale
    3. Matthew P. Barach
    4. Dominic L. Pang
    5. Henry Lebensbaum
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can modify the order to allow for visitation with the child and /or contacts with you and/or the child. Good luck!

  6. If two parents share joint custody of a child, and the mother decides to get married to someone in another state, will court

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Richard B. Kell
    2. Gabriel Cheong
    3. Ismail Mohammed
    4. Matthew P. Barach
    5. Henry Lebensbaum
    5 lawyer answers

    This is a difficult question. "Removal" depends on a number of questions and is very fact specific and can depend on the judge , age of the child and reasons for the move. Best advice is to sit down with an attorney. I offer a free consultation. Please feel free to call me. Best, Matthew Barach, Esq.

  7. I want to modify my court order/visitation plan from my ex-bf living in OR?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Gabriel Cheong
    2. Matthew P. Barach
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to modify it in the state that has the order. Post in Oregon. Good luck!

  8. What if the person trying to get a no fault divorce has had a personality change and

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew P. Barach
    2. Kevin Barron
    2 lawyer answers

    You really should speak with a divorce attorney to understand your rights. If the divorce has been filed there is an automatic restraining order that limits what a spouse can do with marital assets. You also cannot force your spouse to see a therapist prior to divorce, but counseling might be an option

  9. Does Massachusetts have a provision where I can request the court to send the couple to counseling before the divorce can

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Matthew P. Barach
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no requirement that a party seek counseling prior to obtaining a divorce. You might want to try counseling on your own and then seek if your husband will attend with you. Otherwise, you may need to file for divorce to get his attention. If you file, perhaps, he will have a change of heart and you can always dismiss the action.

  10. I live in MA. If I am on the babys birth certificate and the baby was given my last name, do I have rights?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew P. Barach
    2. Ismail Mohammed
    3. Christine G. DeBernardis
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. If you are on the birth certificate , you are the baby's father and certainly have rights for custody and visitation. You may need to file a complaint for custody and visitation and you may also need to pay child support as the father of the baby. You should go to the probate and family court where you live and speak to the "lawyer of the day" to obtain some assistance to file the correct paperwork so that you can be involved in the life of your child.