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Howard M Lewis

Framingham Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. How are the court calculating Alimony now with the new law.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Ann Frances Breau Karpenski
    3. Richard A. Martone
    3 lawyer answers

    The court will first calculate child support if that is relevant to your case then they will calculate alimony based upon what is left of between 30 and 35 percent. They will also factor in the needs of your spouse and may impute a certain amount of income to her. This is a very complicated portion of your case and I really suggest that you sit down with whatever attny you choose and have him or her discuss your income, your tax situation and options. This is the part of domestic relations...

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  2. Thank everyoen for wonderufl information,

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Philip W. Mason
    3. Leila Judith Wons
    4 lawyer answers

    As far as I know most business's in the US are not required to ever accept credit cards, we are a free country in most cases which is what makes us so great. That being said, most professional offices do accept credit cards, in our office we accept all major credit cards and debit cards and have done so for many years. some offices do not accept AMEX as it is expensive to process, however we do. Many lawyers will agree to be paid partially from the sale of marital assets if you have run out...

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  3. How many times would I have to go to court on a contempt

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    3. Ann Frances Breau Karpenski
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you pose a very good question, one which I do discuss with my clients. There must be a cost benefit analysis reviewed in such cases. However, above all else there must be some type of cause and affect/ incentive for your husband to either continue to pay or a punishment if he doesn't pay. The stress you are going through by waiting for the money even if you don't need it or worrying about it if you do has a price on human beings emotionally and physically. Further, if he can control...

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  4. Divorce in Ma

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Ann Frances Breau Karpenski
    3. David George Thomas
    4. David Alexander Browde
    4 lawyer answers

    An average- attorney who will not throw fuel on the fire or create discovery unnecessarily nor be comative or aggressive without cause- that type of lawyer, if you can find two of those, the divorce in total can cost as little as $3000.00 if it is mostly collaborative to $15,0000.00 if there is a bit of contention- However if either of you finds one of the angry type lawyers who take out their own personal agenda on cases and make sure to bill bill bill, you each can pay 50k and up. Do your...

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  5. How much would a typical modification on child support for one child take

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Nicole C. Armstrong
    3. Kevin R Leeper
    4. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4 lawyer answers

    How much or how long. The cost could be anywhere from $3500 and up more or less, the time 2-6 months. More or less.

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  6. From the date of filing how quickly can I get into court on an action?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Ann Frances Breau Karpenski
    2 lawyer answers

    They can take from days to weeks depending upon what type of action is filed and the emergency and of course the necessity for an emergency hearing. Sometimes you can have an exparte same day hearing. Chat with a local attny, it will help. take care and good luck.

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  7. Cost of a contemp

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Ann Frances Breau Karpenski
    3. Nicole C. Armstrong
    3 lawyer answers

    The filing fee in Norfolk County Probate Court (or any other MA probate court) is $5.00. The document is fairly straightforward to file it is a one page complaint for contempt. If you are asking about the legal fees that depending upon how many times you have to go to court, the law firm you hire and whether or not you want to settle or push the matter to trial on the contempt. Make sure you find a lawyer that does what you want not what is in the best interests of the attorney. Sometimes,...

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  8. My sister&my nephew come to visit me from Korea.he is 12 years old she want me to be guardianship how can I be guardianship

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Nicole C. Armstrong
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    3 lawyer answers

    You will need to go to the probate court and see if you qualify, you may also want to double check with your immigration attny. take care.

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  9. I'm 17, and my parents are divorced and my mom has full custody, can I move in with my Father?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Alexandria Broughton Skinner
    3. Denise Nancy Rini
    3 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear this. I would respectfully ask your mother for permission as i am sure she loves you very much, if she doesn't give you permission you need to find out what the age of emancipation is in your state, once you reach that age you may make the decision. The second option is for your father to go the court and ask permission for you to move in with him and if you go to court with him and say you want to move, the judge may allow it. good luck and take care, please make this...

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  10. Can you have a trial on just one or two divorce issues

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Philip W. Mason
    3. James Thomas Kinder
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, if all the other matters are settled then court will be very pleased to have the trial on only the outstanding un agreed issues, it is quite common and will save you time, expense and stress. Good luck and take good care.

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