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Carolyn Blake Dibbert

Medway Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. If an online divorce is the only divorce to which my husband will agree...without contesting, do I go ahead at risk security

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
    2. E. Alexandra Golden
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    4. James Thomas Kinder
    4 lawyer answers

    Hello: I would be very, very hesitate to agree to any divorce settlement without consulting an attorney. Also, how do you know that this "online divorce" will be signed off on by a Judge? Are you planning to bring an agreement you draft to a Judge at some point? This suggestion is very concerning. An attorney will be able to assist with any issues that you perhaps are not considering such as alimony, division of assets including retirement accounts and the amount of child support. In...

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  2. For a divorce lawyer

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
    2. Joseph K. Chancellor
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    3 lawyer answers

    Hello: Interesting question. If you are asking for someone to pick a side, that's hard to do without knowing a little more about your situation. Also, if you are asking what a court would do, the court would take all of your assets and property into consideration before making an "equitable distribution." If you are asking what you should do, you have an interesting situation. At least from your short question, it seems like you and your Husband have been able to work out some issues (i.e.,...

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  3. 64 years old was laid off

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
    2. Ronald Anthony Sarno
    2 lawyer answers

    Hello: Your likelihood of finding a job should not change based on your age. The Age Discrimination Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees/potential employees on the basis of age. There are many good job hunting websites you can use. Additionally, you may wish to get in touch with former employers, contacts to see if they know of anyone who is hiring. Networking is often the best way to find something new! Good luck!

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  4. What are a client's rights under RI attorney ethics rules for billing

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Scott J Summer
    2. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
    3. Anna Christina Serrambana
    3 lawyer answers

    Hello: In order to resolve this issue, I would first call the attorney to discuss the bill. There may be an oversight either on your part or on the part of the attorney (or someone in his or her office) which led to a misunderstanding. Making this call first may save you and the attorney both time and money. If the call does not adequately resolve your concerns, I would follow up with a letter in writing and suggest mediation or arbitration to resolve the issue. Good luck.

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  5. I have a friend who was given money in writing as a gift and not repayable.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    2. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
    2 lawyer answers

    More facts are needed to answer your question. If the money was a gift, why was anything put in writing? Was was the context of the gift? What kind of gift was this? Who was the gift from? Your friend may not have to pay the money. However, he or she should consult an attorney to find out more about his or her defenses. Good luck. DISCLAIMER: The answer above is meant to me informational, only. No attorney/client relationship has been established.

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  6. How does joint custody affect my ability to move for work with my children?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
    1 lawyer answer

    Hello: Interesting question. A little more information will be needed to answer your question. First, do you have a separation agreement? Will your wife agree to move to the same area where you wish to move? If your wife does not agree, you will want to contact a Rhode Island family law attorney. It is typically difficult for one party to move out of state with children without the consent of the other party. Good luck! Disclaimer: Please not the information above is meant to be...

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  7. How can I find what cases are listed as presently on going in a county or state?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
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    If you are looking for a Norfolk County, MA case brought regarding an employment law issue, you should go to Dedham District Court or Norfolk Superior Court and visit the clerk's office. There you should be able to find out if a certain case is pending. Good luck! No attorney client privilege exists between you and the attorney responding. This site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney that practices in the subject practice...

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  8. Can my employer force me to work for free for a charity event?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
    1 lawyer answer

    Hello: More information is needed to answer your question. Do you have an employment contract? Are you part of a union? What is your position of employment? If you provide this information, I may be about to help point you in the right direction.

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  9. My mom has taken over $1,800 from me and I was wondering how I could get it back from her.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Theodore W. Robinson
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Robinston's answer and suggestions, above. I would add one more thing: once you are old enough to do so, you will want to get a bank account with your name only, on it. This way no one else will have access to it or will have the ability to withdraw money without your consent. Keep working hard, especially in school and best of luck!

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  10. Can I apply for a reduction in child support when my daughter goes off to college?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Blake Dibbert
    2. Ronald Anthony Sarno
    2 lawyer answers

    You can always file a Complaint for Modification if there has been a material change in circumstances. I would need to know more about your story to determine whether or not your situation qualifies a material change in circumstances. Also, I would want to know why you want to reduce the child support. Is your daughter living at home or at school? Are you under the impression that she no longer needs the money? If you wish to modify your child support Order, I would suggest consulting...

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