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Lloyd David Godson

Lynnfield Family Law Attorney.

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  1. My Grand Daughter's mother will not allow us or my son, the baby's father to see her.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Edward Zlochiver
    2. Emma A. Kremer
    3. Lloyd David Godson
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a complex question requiring more facts. For example, how old is the child now? How long was rehab? What drugs were involved? What is obvious through your question is that you believe the Mother is keeping the child from you and your family. The first and best thing you can do is consider the possibility that Mother is simply scared and protective. She has superior rights so fighting with her will simply take you further from your goal. Your son is the one who should be...

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  2. Ex husband has GF watch my kids

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Lloyd David Godson
    3. Diana I. Sorrentini-Velez
    3 lawyer answers

    Your divorce agreement will probably dictate the resolution to this issue. If your ex has limited parenting time (formerly known as visitation) and not shared parenting then he should not be leaving your child with anyone without your knowledge and consent. Have an experienced attorney review your agreement/Judgment to determine whether a contempt or modification may be appropriate.

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  3. How can I file for divorce from my wife in the United States while I live in Jamaica? Is it costly?

    Answered 17 days ago.

    1. Lloyd David Godson
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Daniel Patrick Hanlon
    3 lawyer answers

    You have several complicated issues you are dealing with. If ou are just seeking a divorce and are a resident of Jamaica, you can probably file for divorcein Jamaica. If you are concernd about the immigration issue, you need to discuss this with a qualified immigration attorney.

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  4. Can a mother refuse to follow a court order stating the kids activities come first before time with dad and his weekends

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Thomas C. Marino
    2. Lloyd David Godson
    3. Jaye L. Samuels
    3 lawyer answers

    The Court will not put activities in front of parenting time. However, your Husband needs to be sensitive to the kids interests. If he can help them participate in activities important to them during his time, he should. Hat doesn't mean all the time, it means some of the time. It is obvious that Mother and Father are still fighting even though they are divorced. The only casualty in this fight is the kids. New Husbands, Wifes, boyfriends, and girlfriends can add to the problem. I...

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  5. Can I stop my wife from leaving the state with our kids?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Timothy J. Connors
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. Lloyd David Godson
    4. James Ostendorf
    4 lawyer answers

    Please retain counsel immediately. Your Wife needs the Court's permission to leave witht he children. Further, the Court needs to address custody and visitation. Your absence and failure to act over the last two weeks could hurt you. Failure to act immediately will hurt you. Address your individual facts with qualified counsel and seek an emergency motion to prevent further actions by your Wife.

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  6. How do I appeal a Temporary Order from the Probate and Family Court???

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua N Robbins
    2. Steven Edward Zlochiver
    3. Eric Schutzbank
    4. Stephen Scott Pearcy
    5. Henry Lebensbaum
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Appealing a temporary order is usually a waste of time and money. Less than one percent of interlocutory appeals are successful. You don't mention whether you are represented or not. If you are, you need to talk with your attorney about a proper strategy going forward to set the stage for trial and to set the facts down for an appeal after judgment. If you are not represented, you need an experienced trial lawyer to review the facts, advise you as to whether the order is as out of line...

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  7. My son turned 18 in november so the court order was extended due to him still being in school well now he has quit so how do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas J Callahan
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. Julie Court Molloy
    4. Alan J Pransky
    5. Lloyd David Godson
    5 lawyer answers

    Emancipation is probably the most misunderstood concept in Massachusetts. Most agreements follow the language of the General Laws with regard to emancipation which indicates that child support will terminate upon graduation of high school or turning 18, unless the child is principally dependent upon the custodial parent,. then 21, unless the child is in college, then 23 or graduation, whichever comes first. Most agreements also state that parents will pay for college in proportion to their...

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  8. My husband only has a one bedroom apt.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Anton R. Reinert
    3. Karla Mansur
    4. Lloyd David Godson
    4 lawyer answers

    Have an experienced attorney review your agreement and discuss the circumstances at the time of signing. While there usually needs to be a change of circumstances to file a modification it is possible that the Judge will be as uncomfortable as you are with this situation. At their ages, this is obviously an uncomfortable situation for your girls. A review of the agreement may uncover other options for you to pursue.

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  9. How to proceed when ex-spouse is refusing to pay the GAL her portion?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. David Scott Carron
    2. Lloyd David Godson
    3. Donna Keady Booth
    3 lawyer answers

    You have two remedies in this matter. The preferable remedy is a motion to dismiss her complaint for modification. Not knowing the allegations contained in her complaint, it is impossible to say whether a Judge will be substantially concerned to deny the motion. The second remedy is a contempt requiring her to pay her portion. EIther way, the vehicle used places her behavior in front of the Judge and should raise issues regarding her credibility. On the other hand, if the issues are...

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  10. Do I have to allow phone contact with mother and child?

    Answered 17 days ago.

    1. Terri D. Leary
    2. Lloyd David Godson
    3. Michael J. Szklasz
    3 lawyer answers

    The Court order is enforceable as long as it exists. The short answer is that you have to allowit until the order is changed. You fail to state how long you have lived with your daughter in Vermont. After six months the jurisdiction over your daughter changes to Vermont. Check with a Vermont attorney of you can pinpoint why this call is not in you daughters best interest. You may need to bring your daughter to therapy to get this answer before you go to Court.

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