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  • Long distance visitation for a 3 year old...what are my chances

    I live in Canada and my ex and 3 yr old live in Boston. We are having a trial for divorce in a few days (I filed for divorce and she counter filed for divorce based on abuse). Due to the allegation of abuse, my visitation thus far has been limited...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, attorney Lane provided you an outstanding and very comprehensive answer, please sit down with a local attny and discuss the specifics and they will help you, take good care.

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  • My husband and i have decided we want a dissolution. Is there a benefit of doing it before year end ?

    Our youngest child is 17 (18 in January)Sr. in high school.

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that your marriage did not work out, there are tax issues and depending upon what your youngest is going to do, they may or not be emancipated for any child support or related issues, take care.

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  • How will DOR know my boyfriend and I got married and will DOR leave us alone

    I am on public assistance right now but not cash assistance. We want to get married and move in together

    Howard’s Answer

    congratulations on your marriage, if you are concerned about DOR regarding child support they may be able to cross reference with the state, but that is unlikely, most of the time someone brings it to their attention or if support goes unpaid, they may suspend a drivers license. However, my guess is that you are concerned by getting married you may lose support, that is a difficult issue take care

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  • Differnces in nc custody terms

    I'm in process of getting custody of my two sons from their mom we live in nc she lives in mo? I'm just wondering what the difference in full, legal, joint custody means in nc since nc has now been determined the home state?

    Howard’s Answer

    Most states the theory is the same, legal custody allows the parent to make legal decisions when they are with the child such as joint legal custody, sole physical custody awards the child to the parent, take care and i hope things work out.

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  • Child Support Question

    Order states that father would give me his pay statement once he started working. He started working 6 months ago and never gave it to me. He doesn't want to change the order or increase CS. Would it be unwise if I cancelled the enforcement proces...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, if the cour order states that the father is ordered to do something and he does not, then he is in contempt of that order and you may file a like kind complaint in your court, take care.

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  • Transferring responsibility for student loan in divorce

    Assuming the wife took out a student loan to sponsor his husband's education. In divorce proceeding, the judge ordered that the husband and wife should share the student loan debt 50-50. Is there anything similar to qualified domestic relations or...

    Howard’s Answer

    If there is a court order that the student loan is marital debt than both parties must abide by the order, the qualified domestic relations order will be able to move funds from one beneift plan/410k type plan to another without a tax consequences, take care.

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  • Can my daughter change her childs last name?

    My daughter who lives in kansas had a child with her boy-friend.The child is 6 years old and the boyfriend has not seen the girl since she was 4 months.Since that time my daughter has gotten married and after 6 years of living together and 9 month...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that your family is going through this, if your daughter is emancipated and it is proper/legal in that state,then she may change her name if she is emancipated and has the legal right, take care.

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  • My son lost his job and immediately saw his attorney about filing a petition to modify his child support payments.

    They're in LA and have 3 kids under 6. His ex-wife moved out of state with the kids without telling him and without court approval. She has refused to let him see the kids or talk to them since he isn't able to make support payments while unemplo...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that your son is going through this. If there is a divorce/separation agreement or a judgement it may indicate that neither party may remove the children from the state, if it does not then you should file a motion requesting that they return or if it does file a contempt, take care and I hope that things get better.

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  • How can a court order for spousal support be enforced?

    I live in virginia and my husband left me and moved to another state a year ago. in march 14 a judge ordered him to pay me $1250 per month in spousal support. he has paid nothing, can I get his wages garnished?

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, you may file a motion in court asking that the foreign judgement- the other states order be enforced and then you may have the wages taken etc, take care.

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  • CPS Attorney in Arizona - Need attorney to represent me and my family - one who is familiar with their underhanded methods.

    Found opiates in baby's first poop then had to take follicle test. On a "Safety Plan" currently, but they are already (as if that isn't enough!) taking and twisting things around .

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this and your child is not being treated properly, you should take the forensic or chemical test to the court and attach it with a motion which will ask the court to do something. Take care and I hope things work out.

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