Carolan Kiely Hardy’s Answers

Carolan Kiely Hardy

Hingham Mediation Attorney.

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  1. How will the Alimony Reform Act in Mass affect the status of my alimony, given a 32-yr marriage, stay-at-home mom, w/illnesses?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jason V. Owens
    2. Gary S. Sinclair
    3. Carolan Kiely Hardy
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the answer above but I would just like to comment that you might want to go to Suffolk court or whatever probate court that is near you and speak to the lawyer of the day if you can't afford to hire an attorney.

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  2. Custody and Child Support --- Two Kids, Two Complaints, Two Cases?????

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Carolan Kiely Hardy
    2. Jeffrey K. Varszegi
    3. Thomas J Callahan
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Diana I. Sorrentini-Velez
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with both of the statements listed above, but here is also another idea. If you can't afford to hire a lawyer, you may think about hiring a family law attorney who is qualified under LImited Representation. Limited Representation allows you to hire an attorney to write temporary orders give you advice, write other documents or appear at a hearing to make sure that your voice is clearly heard and that you understand what you are signing. You can ask the Court for the list of attorneys...

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  3. Do you know where can I find a Motion to Waive Appearance and an Affidavit in Support of Motion to Waive Appearance online?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Philip W. Mason
    2. Carolan Kiely Hardy
    3. Marc Jay Cooper
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other previous answers that you need a motion and an affidavit. The lawyer of the day is also a great place to find assistance, but assistance is limited. You might also start by going to the law library. The law librarians can offer assistance and materials on how to create these documents. Then you can go to the lawyer of the day program to check for completeness. I would suggest that you call ahead before going to the lawyer of the day, as this program is voluntary...

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  4. Am I responsible to maintain my requirements under a divorce decree if my ex spouse does not?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Carolan Kiely Hardy
    2. Gabriel Cheong
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    If you wish to change the agreements made under your divorce decree then you need to file a modification. If you do not keep the agreements made under your divorce decree then you may be held in contempt. If the agreement states that your ex is required to notify you of a change of address, then I would go to court and seek the assistance of the lawyer of the day to fill out any paperwork to have your ex comply.

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  5. If an account was set up for a minor child per court order due to a third party liability settlement who sets the account up?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Carolan Kiely Hardy
    2. E. Alexandra Golden
    2 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear that you going through this. When you state that you have not received a penny, I am presuming that you are not receiving child support and that you have not received the money from the settlement. As you state that this was decided in probate court, a contempt can be filed to recover the child support and the settlement award. There are many facts to this case that I do not know, but if DOR was involved and DOR is the Department of Revenue. If the father received a...

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  6. How can I find out if my husband is married to someone else under an assumed name?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. E. Alexandra Golden
    2. Carolan Kiely Hardy
    3. Brian C. Snell
    4. Robert Winford Carpenter
    4 lawyer answers

    Your question raises some concerns for yourself. As there are many facts I do not about your case or if he is married to someone else, it does raise some concerns. Along with the private investigator that was previously suggested, I would contact a family law attorney.

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  7. Looking to Divorce wife who will be totally taken by surprise. What do I do to prepare?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Anjali Gupta Stevenson
    2. Philip W. Mason
    3. Todd Allen Davidson
    4. Elliot S Coren
    5. Erik Wayland Newton
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    I couldn't agree more with my colleagues that contacting an attorney to advise you of your rights, obligations and the divorce process should come first. Your attorney can help to make the process easier for you and your spouse. I wish you the best through this process

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  8. How can i find assets of my spouse if filing for divorce and the assets are in a different country?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joshua N Robbins
    2. Carolan Kiely Hardy
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    4 lawyer answers

    I would add that if you do not have the financial documents then you will need to request these documents. You should file a formal request for mandatory disclosure under rule 410. You may also want to file documents for discovery to ask questions or interrogatories, seek admissions and ask for a production of documents from their bank(s), retirement records or any other place where you think that funds may be held either individually or with another individual(s). You should hire an...

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  9. What if the wife who is being sued for divorce under no fault divorce and does not want a divorce

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Gabriel Cheong
    3. Carolan Kiely Hardy
    4. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4 lawyer answers

    As stated above, if one party wants a divorce, they will be able to get a divorce. If the husband is going to get a divorce, the wife should obtain counsel to protect her rights and interests.

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  10. Why does spouse who left get to decide when the other spouse can see/have their kids?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Carolan Kiely Hardy
    2. Teresa M. Harkins La Vita
    3. David Alexander Browde
    4. Yevgeny Jack Berner
    4 lawyer answers

    As I do not know details of your matter, I do not know if any documents have been filed in court. I am presuming that someone has filed for divorce. You state that your wife has obtained 'total authority', but I do not know how. If you do not have temporary orders, then I would suggest that you seek the assistance of counsel or at least the lawyer of the day to help you complete a motion for temporary orders and file with the court. Temporary orders can create a parenting plan to establish...

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