Amy Beth Baron’s Answers

Amy Beth Baron

North Andover Mediation Attorney.

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  1. Hello, how can I for divorce from my husband of 4yrs, we have a 3yrs old daughter together.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Thomas J Callahan
    2. Amy Beth Baron
    3. Estela Matta
    4. Rhonda S. Boule
    5. Polly A. Tatum
    5 lawyer answers

    Hello, I suggest you meet with a Divorce Attorney who can hear the particulars of your situation and educate you on the process of divorcing; from filing, disclosure, child and/or spousal support, division of assets, health and life insurance matters etc.... He or she should provide you the necessary information to make smart decisions about your life and the life of your daughter going forward.

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  2. My husband filed for divorce/ moved in with his gf and her 3 kids. He's spending 1000's on them weekly. Do I have any recourse?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Julie Court Molloy
    2. Michael J. Szklasz
    3. Amy L Saunders
    4. Theodore W. Robinson
    5. James Thomas Kinder
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    I appreciate your frustration. As your husband has filed for divorce already, he may be held to be in violation of the automatic financial restraining order as his spending may be considered dissipation of the marital assets. I recommend speaking with an Attorney who could discuss with you the benefit of filing for temporary orders with the court which would address the continued spending habits, lay out who is to be responsible for what expenses and also what child support and possible...

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  3. Can a child become a dependent again once they've been emancipated according to the terms of the divorce decree?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Amy Beth Baron
    2. Michael L Rich
    3. Mary Elizabeth Milek
    4. Brian Elliott Arnold
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    Unless your separation agreement specifically prevents an emancipated child from becoming unemancipated prior to the ages of 21 if not going to school and 23 if going to school, then you have an argument to be made to the court that child support shall resume. If you write a letter to your husband and he does not respond, you may need to file a complaint for contempt and/or complaint for modification. Speaking to a family law attorney would be a benefit to you in order to review your...

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  4. Wife and I are divorcing, can I prevent her new boyfriend from moving in with her and my children?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Amy Beth Baron
    2. Damian N. Riddle
    3. Christine G. DeBernardis
    4. Justin Lee Kelsey
    4 lawyer answers

    Generally, there is nothing you can do to prevent your soon to be ex wife's boyfriend from moving in. However, if you feel that he may be a negative presence in the home and around your children, you can file a motion to prevent this from happening but would need to show significant grounds for preventing this ( for example: a danger or physical or emotional threat to your children). Another thought for you to consider is that if he indeed does move in, you can make a motion to limit your...

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  5. Rule 410 : If short term marriage is all of this still required and between what dates?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Alan J Pransky
    2. Julie Court Molloy
    3. Steven Kelsey Hemingway
    4. Amy Beth Baron
    5. Jonathan E. Fields
    5 lawyer answers

    Rule 410 does still apply despite your short term marriage, unless a request to limit discovery is granted by the court. I cannot speak for certain as to the 25k vs. previous 20k in your bank account without reading your pre-nuptial agreement. As far as dividing assets, the court takes into consideration 18 factors, one being the length of the marriage. Assets are not necessarily divided 50:50 as Massachusetts is an equitable division state with its basis things being fair and equitable.

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  6. Is there anyone i can speak to over the to explain my case

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Amy Beth Baron
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Peter J Tomao
    3 lawyer answers

    To speak to someone most qualified to discuss your particular issue, you could do a search to find a lawyer who practices law in the "practice area" for example, criminal, family, estate planning, etc...in which your question pertains. For general information, you can write your question/concern as specificially as possible and attorneys will respond, however their response should not be taken as legal advice.

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  7. Do I need a family law lawyer?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Gabriel Cheong
    2. Ismail Mohammed
    3. Amy Beth Baron
    4. Susan E. Hanna
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    I am sorry you are having to deal with obstacles to you seeing your son (unsupervised). Look over your separation agreement specificially the areas addressing visitation and see if any limitations were put in place. Whether or not they were, you can if you ex is willing seek out a mediator to address a proper parenting schedule and nail down visitation issues. In the alternative you can go back into court system and seek to have the agreement modified as to the visitation matter. Good luck....

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  8. My daughter wants to be adopted by my 'now' husband. The biological father still has rights. How do we do this?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Amy Beth Baron
    1 lawyer answer

    HI. Courts are reluctant to terminate rights of parents. Of course the easiest way to accomplish this adoption is with permission of the father. Absent that a court would have to come to the conclusion after hearing that his parental rights should be terminated. Check your jurisdiction for the standards that the court will use. You will probable see items such as danger to the children, total neglect and an inability to be rehabilitated. You say he has worked his way to unsupervised visits so...

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  9. Ex turned the house over to the bank before selling, and splitting the money , i'm I entitle to anything???

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Thomas C. Marino
    2. Stephen Daniel Karpf
    3. Amy Beth Baron
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    You should look to your divorce agreement to see what was decided as to the marital home. That is step #1. Then you would need to explore with the help of a divorce attorney what possible actions you have, perhaps a contempt case or contract case depending again on how agreements were reached in the overall divorce agreement. You would need to provide the Attorney with specifics as to how you believe your ex "took All the equity out of the home". The marital home is one of your biggest...

  10. Is there anyway I can refuse to give my son back to his mother? She is incapable and neglectful in all aspects.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Estela Matta
    2. Michael J. Szklasz
    3. Amy Beth Baron
    3 lawyer answers

    You should not refuse to give your son back to his Mother. It is in everyone's best interest to follow the legal process. You have a legitimate concern in that many of your son's essential needs are not being met. You should meet with a family law attorney who can represent you in this legal matter and seek a "modification" either to the current parenting plan schedule (the time you and your ex-wife spend with you son) or seek a "modification" to change the current custody in relation to...