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  • I filed for a divorce after recording her with him. If the recording is inadmissible can I still file based on adultery?

    I was told that I can't use the video because I'm not in it. It's the only proof that I have.

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, most courts especially in 2015 are not that concerned with what caused the breakdown of the marriage, adultery type issues usually are relevant for financial reasons if one spouse spend funds on their partner, that money may be considered a dissipation of marital funds and that is an issue, otherwise, sometimes it may be used for child custody matters, please chat with a local attorney and I hope things work out, take good care.

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  • Retirement clarification on divorce

    What does it mean: Based on husband employment during marriage with the navy a community property has arisen in husband retirement and each party is awarded one-half of the stated interest. Husband will be discharged on medical disability within ...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that your marriage did not work out and thank you and your husband for your service to our country. The answer lies in the final court order, it will state when and how the funds are to be paid and what process you should use to obtain the funds, take good care and I hope that things work out.

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  • Is it legal for the defendant to ask for the plaintiff's wireless activity history?

    Been through a lengthy 4 years divorce. I'm the plaintiff, I had many reasons to separate & end my marriage. My soon to be ex is asking for my wireless (only phone) activity history in her third discovery/interrogatories requests. I feel as if t...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this difficult process, if the discovery process is still open and it is a valid request in your state it may be up to the court to decide whether it is relevant, they will weigh the probative value versus the prejudicial affect, however, it sounds like discovery should be closed given the timing, yet it may be able to come in under impeachment of a witness etc, take good care and I hope things work out.

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  • I need to severe divorce papers to a spouse who lives in gary indiana by way of a Sheff.

    I have been separate 15yrs. I filed for divorce in Illinois and sent papers to the Sheff dept. in gary indiana to serve him divorce papers no word back from them what am I doing wrong can you give me the office I should sent them to maybe I sen...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, I agree with both attorneys that hiring a local attorney in your area will help you, absent that, please use a licensed constable/sherrif/process server in that state who will confirm that it is the right address and provide good proof of service, you may have to use a private investigator as well if they cannot confirm the address, take good care.

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  • Can I cancel plates in Massachusetts and not be found in contempt of court.

    2 cars registered in family in Massachusetts (1 registered in both names, other registered in my name) In divorce agreement she gets car registered in my name. I get car registered in both. She moved to N. Carolina. I have filled out ever...

    Howard’s Answer

    You may not be foudn in contempt unless their is clear and unequivocal language saying you cannot, however there are more than likely easier routes to follow, the theory is to help each other move on, ask the RMV and the clerk, they will help you and take good care.

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  • Is there anyway to report the misconduct of a court clinic, and to appeal their findings?

    My son, age 5, was interviewed by a court clinic in an abuse case against the div father. Son under tremendous duress by the father, with threats of violence to present false statements--including that I had commuted abuse. Despite forewarning to...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this and I concurr with attorney Rao- this may not be corruption, there are avenues to ask for reevaluations etc and you should inquire about those, I hope things get better and take good care.

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  • How can i get a divorce an right now an not working

    my husband cheated on me and we are living apart

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going throught this, many times the courts have lawyers of the day and on occasion they will also waive your filing fees, please check with your local court and they will help you with the papers and I hope things get better.

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  • Looking for a Discrimination lawyer that works on a contingency basis .

    Looking for lawyer to represent me or tell me if I have a case for Family Responsibilities Discrimination.

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this there are many "tort" attorneys who will work on a contingency fee type case, and the mass bar and local bars have very good lists, take good care and I hope things work out.

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  • My entire family lives in Massachusetts. My mother is currently hospitalized, in a medically induced coma.

    My family consists of me, my brother and my sister. We are all over 30 years old. We want to draft a health care proxy for my mother, who is single. Since she is unable to participate (due to the fact she is in a coma), do we have to file a petit...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that your family is going through this, it does sound like you will need a guardianship, please work with a local attorney and he or she will help you, i will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. take good care.

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  • Is Family Responsibilities Discrimination a real thing? Who is protected?

    If I am a mother who is white and under 40, with a small child am I protected. I feel I am being discriminated against for having a small child and having to take care of her when she is home sick from daycare. She is not disabled and neither am...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, attorney Callahan provided you an outstanding answer regarding gender disrimination within which there are laws to help you, take good care.

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