Kenneth P Doherty’s Answers

Kenneth P Doherty

Lawrence Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Personal injury car crash in Mass.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan Alexander Karon
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Kenneth P Doherty
    4. Emma A. Kremer
    5. Elliot S Coren
    6. ···
    13 lawyer answers

    Sounds like he did not purchase guest coverage. You can still make a claim, though. Either through your own policy, or household policy, if available; or against your drivers uninsured policy.

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  2. Personal injury car crash in Mass.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan Alexander Karon
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Kenneth P Doherty
    4. Emma A. Kremer
    5. Elliot S Coren
    6. ···
    13 lawyer answers

    Sounds like he did not purchase guest coverage. You can still make a claim, though. Either through your own policy, or household policy, if available; or against your drivers uninsured policy.

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  3. My husband and I have been going through our divorce for the past 17 months .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kenneth P Doherty
    2. Richard B. Kell
    3. Emma A. Kremer
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Richard Carey Hyman
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    7 lawyer answers

    Yes, he iis in contempt. Tell your attorney. The judge will award you at least an equal sum now or at time of divorce.

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  4. My husband and I are starting the divorce proceedings. This October, would have been our 10th anniversary.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Karen M. Buckley
    2. Kenneth P Doherty
    3. Catherine Taylor
    4. Kara J. Carey
    5. Kyle Piro
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    8 lawyer answers

    It doesn't change how things get divided necessarily but it reduces the length of time you may be able to receive alimony. You should sit down with an experienced family law counselor. good luck.

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  5. What type of 'proof' do I need for a "cruel and abusive treatment" fault divorce?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Kenneth P Doherty
    3. Gary S. Sinclair
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Lisa J Smith
    5 lawyer answers

    Before spending money on trying to prove cruel and abusive, sit down with a lawyer to determine if it is necessary. You might find that your divorce would be cheaper filing a no-fault divorce and that your child support, alimony, property distribution would be essentially the same.

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  6. As of right now, without any court hearings, is she under my full custody?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kenneth P Doherty
    2. Emma A. Kremer
    3. Karla Mansur
    4. Jo Ann Citron
    5. Joshua N Robbins
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    7 lawyer answers

    You are right. Until Ordered otherwise, you have full custody of your daughter. My advice is not to rock the boat. Give him the daycare info. I'm not sure what you mean about forms, but his actions indicate that he approves and consents to where you have moved. Good luck.

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  7. Can a divorce judge order me to "sign" an authorization to release my SSDI records from the SSA directly to the other party?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth P Doherty
    2. James M Lynch
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, the Judge can Order you to release information relevant to your case. You must have indicated to the Court, in your financial statement or otherwise, that you are on SSDI. You can choose not to sign the authorizations, but then you will be subject to sanctions for Contempt. The Judge will draw negative conclusions as to why you will not produce what is Ordered. You should first file a Motion for Reconsideration and proffer another way to produce the records. For example, does the...

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  8. Is paying an attorney out of my joint account allowed

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Kenneth P Doherty
    3. Mary Katherine Brown
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    4 lawyer answers

    You can pay your reasonable legal fees and your necessary and usual living expenses. Take it now before your spouse does!

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  9. Divorce- What woudl a typical hourly rate costs for a modification

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Kenneth P Doherty
    3. Nicole C. Armstrong
    4. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4 lawyer answers

    Hourly rates for modifications are the same rate that lawyer would charge for a divorce. Modifications typically involve only one or two issues and after a consultation I usually give my clients a flat fee option if I believe the case will be settled short of trial.

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  10. Can I date after I have filed for divorce?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joshua N Robbins
    2. Kenneth P Doherty
    3. Elliot S Coren
    4. Gary S. Sinclair
    4 lawyer answers

    Relax. You're not doing anything wrong. Don't introduce the kids to this guy and continue to see him when your daughter is with her father. No judge will use this against you.

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